Ms. Hari Chandana Dasari is a top IAS officer in India from the 2010 batch of the Telangana State Cadre. Currently, serving as the Collector and District Magistrate of the Narayanpet district, Telangana.
Previously she worked in various zones of the GHMC covering a span of over five and half years tenure and was instrumental in bringing the Hyderabad City onto the National and International forum, with her wide variety of Eco-friendly and path-breaking initiatives in all spheres of Urban administration.
Known to come up with ingenious schemes for the betterment of the poor and the needy, she has been quite effective at implementing them to the tee. Initiatives like Feed The Need, Pet Park, Plastic Recycled Foot Paths, Usage of Drones for the first time in fighting mosquitos, Give And Share, Durgam Cheruvu Rejuvenation are some of her spectacularly successful projects that have led to the betterment of the ecosystem. Her contributions also include the initiation of “She Toilets” and “She Marts” in Hyderabad, popularly known as Pink Public toilets and most vibrant for the first time securing an ISO 14001 certification for a Govt office ~ Zonal office – GHMC Serilingampally, India’s first Zero Waste Office.
Her guidance and effective persuasion as the jurisdictional civic chief were crucial in the construction of the World’s Longest Extradosed Cable-Stayed Bridge erected at Durgam Cheruvu, Hyderabad.
Hari Chandana’s contributory to the introduction of luxury toilet cafes (LOO Cafes) in the city of Hyderabad which enables citizens free of cost access to hygienic washrooms is much lauded as well, so much so that these are being implemented in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
It is indeed no wonder she was selected as one of the Top Four Successful & Dynamic IAS/IPS officers making a difference across the Nation in Shekar Guptha’s ‘ThePrint’ and among the top 10 IAS officers chosen by the better India for her contribution toward Green Governance.
Ms. Hari Chandana is an avid reader and a green warrior apart from leading from the front in the fight against #COVID19 wherein the Narayanpet district was largely successful in curtailing the spread of the Pandemic.