Warangal’s Plan to Defeat Open Pooping Centred on New Sewage Treatment Plant

The Kakatiya dynasty had the foresight to create a network of 92 lakes in and around Warangal several hundred years ago. Today, Warangal is the second-largest city in Telangana, after Hyderabad. However, these lakes have since been used to dump human excreta from the city’s burgeoning population, mostly – and ironically – because it had no proper sewage disposal system.

All that changed when two years ago, the Warangal Municipal Corporation (WMC) transformed the city into a sanitation innovation hub that has set an example being followed in 71 municipalities in the state.

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