Mysuru: Apart from various programmes, which were announced during the recently concluded corporation budget to keep city neat and clean and to secure the first rank in the cleanest city next year, the Mysuru City Corporation has come up with few more programmes.
Green Wedding initiative and Onsite Compost Unit are the two very important initiatives, said Shilpa Nag, Commissioner, Mysuru City Corporation.
“Green Wedding or eco-friendly marriage initiative has become famous in many other cities. A lot of plastic is used during each and every wedding. Under this initiative, we are encouraging people to cut down the usage of paper by having WhatsApp invitations or any other digital mode. Instead of using plastic water bottles and plastic glasses, paper plates, plastic spoons etc, we insist on using steel cutlery during the wedding," she said adding that first three Green Weddings will be attended by the mayor and herself. Green Wedding will be given green wedding certificate from the corporation.
“Apart from this, all apartment complexes that generate more than 100kg waste every day must set up Onsite Compost Unit within a month to handle wet waste. If the unit is not set up within a month hefty fine will be imposed on apartment complex owner," she said adding that Green shop will be set up in all the nine zones, which will sell green alternatives like paper or cloth bags etc.
Two sanitation complexes have been planned at the suburban bus stand and near Gandhi Square. We have also planned to set up a bottle compressor unit. We will set up Pink Toilets with sanitary napkins and one will be set up at Maharani's College. Model parks will be set up at all the 65 wards and source segregation will be enhanced from 80 to 90 percent to 100 percent before we go for next year ranking, she said.
Mayor Pushpalatha Jaganath thanked everyone for their efforts and said that it is a collective effort that shot up the ranking from eight to three.
"After the Lok Sabha election, all the corporators in three batches will be visiting Indore, which has been ranked first in cleanest city to see their best practices which they have adopted," she said.
Dr Nagaraj, Chief Health Officer, Mysuru City Corporation was also present.
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