Mysuru bags ‘Swachh’ laurel again; lesson for garbage-ridden Bengaluru

Written by: Maitreyee Boruah
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Mysuru definitely has emerged as a model clean city in the country. The city of palaces has been declared an 'Open Defecation-Free City'.

The finding is a part of a survey under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) commissioned by the ministry of urban development across 73 cities in the country. The survey was conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI).

Mysuru’s 'Swachh' lesson for Bengaluru

The latest laurel comes close on the heels of Mysuru being ranked as the cleanest city in the country for the second consecutive time in February this year.

The survey-Swachh Survekshan-took into consideration level of cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene, before declaring Mysuru as an open defecation-free city.

Mysuru City Corporation (MNC) authorities will receive the award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a Swachh Bharat Saptah programme in New Delhi on September 30.

The officials of MNC will also be honoured with a certificate from the ministry of urban development at an event in Mysuru today.

Around 99 percent of households in Mysuru have toilets, informed Mayor BL Byrappa. The Mayor took pride in the fact that every house even in all the 28 slums of Mysuru has a toilet.

The city has adequate number of toilets in public places too.

Unfortunately, Bengaluru, neighbouring city of Mysuru, is currently reeling under severe garbage disposal problem.

Every day, India's tech hub generates 4,000 tonnes of garbage. Since the city's civic body--Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)--is struggling to dispose of waste, a large-amount of garbage ends up on roads and open fields across Bengaluru.

The success at which Mysuru is winning accolades for maintaining cleanliness, Bengaluru can definitely take a leaf out of neighbouring city's book to clean its mess.

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