Mangaluru, Mar 17, 2015: To create awareness among public on the management of garbage, Mangalore City Corporation, in association with Chitrakala Chavadi, Department of Public Instruction and Mahalasa School of Art, organised a two-day painting camp and painting competition, at the MCC on March 14.
Speaking on the sidelines of the programme, MCC Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati said along with wet and dry waste, MCC will start sanitary waste collection in the selected wards on a pilot project.
Stating that the disposal of sanitary waste is a challenge, she said MCC will start collection of sanitary waste in selected blocks of selected wards from April 1.
"Garbage collection has been outsourced. Along with garbage, workers will collect sanitary waste. As sanitary waste is a bio medical waste, disposal should be carried out in a systematic manner. The sanitary waste collected will be transported to common bio medical waste treatment facility for disposal at Mulki."
Initially, selected blocks in Mannagudde, Kambala, Kodialbail, Bejai, Derebail wards and all blocks in Court ward are selected for collection of sanitary waste. Looking into the pros and cons, it will be extended to other wards in a phased manner. A team of MCC staff will visit the wards in Court, Bejai, Kodialbail, Kambala and Mannagudda to create awareness on segregation of garbage. Training will be imparted to officials. Fifteen teams comprising six to seven members in each team have been constituted to create awareness on segregation of garbage. The teams will visit the designated areas between 7 am and 8 am, environment engineers Manjunath Shetty and Madhu, said.
Awards bagged : MCC has won two awards in the solid waste disposal and management for 2012-13 and, 2013-14. The award is instituted by City Managers Association Karnataka (CMAK) and was conferred at a programme in Bengaluru on March 13 by Mayor Jacintha Vijaya Alfred and Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati.
MCC has also won second place in community based organic manure preparation for 2012-13, and Pacchanady solid waste management unit maintenance in 2013014. Along with the award, the MCC will get Rs 75,000 each, said the Commissioner.
Inaugurating the camp, Mayor Jacintha Vijaya Alfred said cooperation of people is essential to keep the city clean. In the art camp, artists like Anand Padmanabha, Dinesh Holla, Ganesh Somayaji, John Chandran, Naveen Chandra, Pramod Raj, Shabeer Ali, Sharath Holla, Sayyed Ali, Mahalasa Art School’s Chaitra, Naveen Kumar, Likhith Prabhu, Eranna, Harshith, Mahendra Achary, and Roopesh participated.