Nalwadi awards to make celebration meaningful

These are among the several initiatives proposed for the year by the city corporation.
The Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Jayanthi, that made its beginning under the aegis of the local body during the tenure of immediate past mayor Purushothama, has received ` five lakh for the current year.

To make the occasion a memorable one, rather than being a customary celebration, it has been decided to organise debate on ‘Role of public in administration of local body’ and ‘Role of public in management of solid waste’ for the students of schools and colleges, besides essay writing on the life and achievements of the ‘saint king’ of Mysore who was called ‘Rajarshi’ by none other than ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhiji. To improve inter-personal relations, one each of man and woman who have contributed for the overall development of the city and Kannada will be feted with ‘Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar Award’ carrying a cash prize of ` 5,000 for each recipients.

Following a surge in deaths of children in water sumps at the construction sites, the corporation has come out with a plan to extend relief to the kith and kins of the deceased. Additional ` 200 will be collected from those applying for construction license. The money collected in this form wil be deposited with an insurance company and utilised on giving compensation of ` one lakh.

The surroundings of ‘Chikkagadiyaara’ situated between Devaraja Market and Shivarampet, will be improved giving impetus to enable people spend some quality time. The project is estimated to cost `  29 lakh. If it happens, the current pathetic situation in the immediate vicinity with road side vendors occupying available space marring the view of the good old structure will change for the good.

Taking leaf out of London, where roads are also covered under insurance, MCC too has taken a step to replicate the same here. The roads already in use will be brought under the scheme, with the service providers in the realm being roped in for the job.

In a first of its kind programme, as claimed by MCC the drinking water will be treated with  chlorine dioxide. A fund of ` 300 lakh has been earmarked to purchase the same.
Most importantly, separate fund for Mayor to help latter consider the grievances received during ward visits and emergency works has been proposed.

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