Mysore is Icon City in SWM


The City of Palaces is followed by Mangalore which was declared the 2nd Icon City.

Minister for Urban Development S Suresh Kumar has termed the awards "significant" and said they had brought honour for the state. The awards, constituted by the University's Centre for Quality Management System, were announced at the International Conference on Solid Waste Management (IconSWM) held recently.

The State has also other laurels to boast of. Sirguppa and Bhatkal have been adjudged best and the 2nd best respectively for solid waste management in the category of towns with population of less one lakh. As many as 21 local bodies from 15 states had competed for the awards.

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