MCC holds 'Swachha Mysuru' contest to promote cleanliness

MCC holds 'Swachha Mysuru' contest to promote cleanliness

The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has announced a competition, Swachha Mysuru, among various institutions in the city, in view of promoting cleanliness as part of the Swachh Survekshan 2018 under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, to regain the 'cleanest city' tag.

It has to be recalled that Mysuru was adjudged as the cleanest city in the years 2015 and 2016, but slipped to the fifth position in 2017. The Swachh Survekshan 2018, a survey of 4,041 towns and cities, including Mysuru, across the nation, is scheduled to begin on January 4, by the agencies of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.

In view of creating awareness about the significance of maintaining cleanliness and also to encourage the participation of various stakeholders in the mission, Swachha Mysuru competition has been organised in five categories, according to a press note from G Jagadeesha, commissioner of MCC.

The five categories are: clean school, clean hospital, clean hotel, clean residents' welfare association (RWA) or ward and clean market association. All schools (both government and private institutions), hotels, hospitals, RWAs and market associations in the city limits can participate in the competition.

The last day to apply for the competition is November 30. The evaluation for the competition begins on December 4 and would extend up to December 8. The tentative results will be announced on December 16. Registration can be done on comm._mcc@yahoo.co.in.

The competition will be judged by a committee, comprising the MCC officials and members of non-government organisations. Call environment engineers on 94498 41113 or 94498 41091 for further details.

Toilets for public use

The MCC has also directed the petrol bunks, hotels and malls in the city to open the urinals and toilets, on their premises for public use. The establishments have also been asked to display 'For Public Use' boards, near the facilities.

The commissioner has said that public toilets should be available at such establishments, as part of Swachh Survekshan 2018, according to the guidelines.

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