Wadiyars to launch Swachh Bharat campaign today

 With the resurvey of cities ranked under Swachh Bharat beginning on January 9 in 75 cities, including Mysuru, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) will launch awareness programmes on January 6. Mysuru was ranked number one among 476 cities in the rankings announced in August last.

Scion of the erstwhile royal family Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and his mother Pramoda Devi, chosen ambassadors for the cleanliness drive in the city, will launch the initiative by distributing information, education and communication (IEC) pamphlets to select citizens at Yadavagiri at 4 pm, MCC Commissioner C G Betsurmath told media on Tuesday.

On January 8, at 7 am, a walkathon from Kote Anjaneya Swamy temple, Mysuru Palace north gate, has been organised. It will pass through prominent thoroughfares, to create awareness among the people. Corporators, MCC officials and volunteers of Rajeev Sneha Balaga are expected to take part.

Betsurmath said, as many as two lakh stickers and pamphlets on dos and don’ts will be distributed during the awareness drive. The survey will be conducted between January 9 and 11, with varying weightage fixed under different categories. For IEC programme, weightage of 10 per cent is fixed, followed by management of solid waste-13 per cent, public toilets-30 per cent and 60 per cent for others.

Besides Mysuru, the survey is being conducted in Bengaluru and Hubballi-Dharwad, in the State. Betsurmath appealed to the people to take part in the survey by recording their opinion on the toll-free number: 1800-267-2777.


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