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Cleanliness in city, committees to be set up in wards

Cleanliness in city, committees to be set up in wards

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Mangaluru, Dec 21, 2018: Speaking at a meeting attended by the general public, representatives of NGOs and journalists on new projects for Swacch Sarvekshan at the corporation here on Dec 20, Thursday; MCC Commissioner Mohammed Nazeer has said.The Mangaluru City Corporation has decided to constitute committees comprising general public, area councillor and officials in all wards to ensure that cleanliness is maintained in the city,




Nazeer said that initially, a pilot of such committees would be constituted in select wards and it would be extended to all wards in the coming days. He said that solid waste management is still not being done properly in the city, including segregation of dry and wet wastes.

People have to visit and select Dakshina Kannada district, Mangaluru City Corporation and answer seven questions positively, he said. People may also download the Swatchata App or call the toll free number 1969 to give feedback. 

The corporation has decided to roll out a pot composting initiative, conceptualised by Mangaluru Ramakrishna Mission, in the city in at least 10,000 houses,  Nazeer said. While the mission would provide 5,000 units at subsidised rates, the corporaiton would provide another 5,000 units to the residents, he said.

 Nazeer noted that the pilot of pot composting initiative by the mission has been a great success in eliminating wet waste generation from houses, thus giving a fresh hope to solid waste management. The units would be installed in houses of corporation officials as well as councillors.

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