Close on the heels of the heritage city Mysuru getting the Cleanest City tag for the second time in a row, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has initiated an exclusive website and a Facebook page intending at increasing the public participation in helping MCC keep the city clean.
The MCC has launched a dedicated website www.mysurucleancity.com and a Facebook page www.facebook.com/Mysurucleancity which asks people to share their feedbacks and suggestions regarding the cleanliness. The virtual platforms would be used effectively to create awareness among Mysureans on cleanliness aspects and keep them updated with ongoing and upcoming assignments of the corporations on cleanliness.
The website has a separate tab ‘Suggestions’ wherein a few email ids of higher officials are provided. People who want to drop suggestions can write to those email ids, following which the officials will confirm their suggestion.
Since the day Mysuru got the Cleanest City tag, the civic body is being involved in various experiments to keep the same track record to make it a hat-trick. The MCC officials had on many occasions appealed the citizens to segregate waste at the source and advocating hotels and marriage hall owners to install compatible waste management units.
“The very idea of the website is to create awareness among people and make them participate in MCC’s effort to keep the city clean. As more and more people are going online, we thought a dedicated website would be a good and effective move to attract people. The IT cell of MCC will keep updating the website to keep people informed about the latest developments,” MCC Mayor B L Bhyrappa told City Today.
“The website also makes our cleanest city visible to people across the globe. It helps them know about our town planning and other initiatives. It also motivates people to participate in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,” he added.
“It’s a good move. The MCC officials exactly know what they are doing and are working towards achieving their goals. This website helps many share their concerns and suggestions and is a good medium for public participation,” said Anil, a resident of Saraswatipuram.
However, a few residents of Mysuru say that MCC, besides going on launching initiatives one after the other, focus on their durability and effective implementation. The initiatives shouldn’t be a part of publicity-stunt.