news Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| October 23, 2014| 9.00 am IST As Hudhud is now over and things are slowly getting back to normal, the Andhra Pradesh government is faced with the task of cleaning up all the debris from the huge number of trees that were uprooted in Vizag. A lot of photos were put up on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook showing pictures of the same place before and after the cyclone with all the trees green and lush in the former photos and bare and brown in the latter.  The government has estimated that there is more than one lakh tons of debris and has decided to clear up the mess by calling tenders. It has been tough for the civic body to clean up the debris with the limited infrastructure and manpower at hand and so, the government is fixing the price per ton and is going to auction the task to private companies.  The auction is going to be held on October 27th and it is the responsibility of those who win the bid to clear the debris by November 12th at their own cost. The state government is also exempting transit permit and relaxing forest rights norms for the auctioned debris This is so sad . #Vizag Before and after #HudHudCyclone . pic.twitter.com/KyKPzaytY2 — Telugustates.com (@Telugustates) October 20, 2014

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