9 areas in Mangalore will be cleaned tomorrow

Addressing a press meet here on Friday, MCC Commissioner Dr K N Vijayaprakash said the cleanliness drive will be carried out in nine places in MCC limits from 7 am. The drive will be carried out by Rotary Club, Lions Club, KCCI, officials and staff of district administration, MCC, Campus Front of India, Scouts and Guides, NSS, NCC, Home Guards, Industrial area association, Self-Help Groups and others.

The drive will be held at Balmatta Mission Compound (NSS), Attavar Government Primary School to Vaidyanath Temple (NSS), Kadri Tollgate to Nanthoor to Kadri Park, Kankanady, Fr Mullers to Nandigudde (Humanitarian Relief Society, Mangalore), Subhashnagara, backside of Srinivas College (Campus Front of India), Urwastore Government Employees Quarters and Hathill (Government Employees Association, Scouts, Guides and MCC employees), Honnakatte to Kana M R PL Road (Police Youth Club), DC’s Office, SP’s office and Nehru Maidan (Campus Front of India and Home Guards) and Baikampady Industrial Area (Rotary Club, Vidyarthi Sangha, Industrial Associations). The entire programme is sponsored by Dix Engineering Projects Services Ltd.

“We want to send a message that it is not important to keep the houses and the surrounding clean, the concept should be practiced all over. Even four important temples of the district—Mangaladevi temple, Kadri Manjunatheshwara Temple, Kukke Subramanya Temple and Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple are included in the purview of the cleanliness drive,” the Commissioner said.

The shramadaan will not only held to create an awareness on cleanliness but also on the use of plastics and to remove the vegetations grown on either side of the road, drains. The shramadaan will be a continuous programme.

In fact, a team of students from M V Shetty College will stage street plays at all the nine places during the shramadaan.

To a query on the ban on the use of plastic below 40 micron, he said the authorities have decided to slap a fine of Rs 250 for the use of plastic below 40 micron. He said the technical bid for the three-package solid waste management scheme will be finalised on Saturday. Once the scheme comes into force, then the city will be on par with the Surath on cleanliness and the city will be dustbin-free city.

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