Hari Chandana is the only officer from Telangana to be shortlisted for the award under the ‘Innovation in Governance’ category. The IAS officer has been known for blending hard work with a creative touch since her days as GHMC Zonal Commissioner. She took charge as Narayanpet Collector in February, 2020 and has focussed on cleanliness in villages as well as towns. She has spearheaded the construction of 35,000 Individual Sanitary Latrines (ISLs) in urban areas. Similarly, the Collector has also encouraged rural populace to construct ISLs. She launched a mobile bus toilet for the first time in Telangana, exclusively for women. Hari Chandana also launched the process of construction of public toilets at several crowded places in Narayanpet.
The district has three municipalities. However, it has faced a lack of toilets for public convenience. The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department headed by Minister KT Rama Rao has striven to build toilets in all households of Narayanpet. She has pushed for completion of all toilets before August 15. They have been built at Saraf Bazar, Old Bus Stand and the Vegetable Market. She identified places on Yadgir Road, Nagula Bavi, fish market and bus stand in Kosgi. The Collector has built 14 public toilets at the rate of one for each ward.