MCC waste treatment model impresses Udaipur team

Mysuru City Corporation’s waste management system is worth emulating, Udaipur City Corporation Mayor Chandra Singh Katuri.

Just days after the heritage city of Mysuru being recognised as one of the cleanest cities by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has got appreciation from the Udaipur City Corporation.

A delegation from Udaipur City Corporation led by its Mayor Chandra Singh Katuri visited the city on Saturday to study the Mysuru model in terms of waste collection and its treatment. This is not for the first time that members of a civic body from other state is visiting Mysuru as earlier a delegation from Pune City Corporation too had visited the city.

The Udaipur civic body delegation comprising its Health Standing Committee officials arrived in the city on Friday night and visited MCC’s solid waste treatment plant in JP Nagar and the zero waste management in Hebbal on Saturday. MCC Health Officer Dr Nagaraj guided the visiting team.

“I am quite impressed with the way MCC handles city’s waste, including its segregation and treatment,” Udaipur City Corporation Mayor Katuri told City Today after visiting the sewage plant.

He said that it was commendable that the MCC treats most of its waste and its door-to-door collection is 100 percent. “Mysuru model is a good learning experience for us and we hope to implement the same in Udaipur once we have a plant there,” he added. Udaipur City Corporation has 55 wards generating waste of 152 tonnes every day.

When City Today asked Katuri about the waste generation and treatment in Udaipur, the Mayor said, “Udaipur, with a population of about five lakh, generates 152 tonnes of waste every day. As we don’t have a waste treatment plant, all the waste goes to the landfills,” he said, adding, “We have now studied the Mysuru model which is worth implementing in Udaipur to scientifically treat the generated waste.”

The Udaipur civic body is emphasising on cleanliness aspect after it got selected for the smart city project. “Since Udaipur will be developed as a smart city, our responsibility to keep it clean has increased. The Mysuru model will surely help us at large” Katuri said.

Following the visit, MCC Commissioner Dr C G Betsurmath along with the Mayor organised a power point presentation of Mysuru model wherein the delegation was apprised of all the actions that MCC had taken to achieve the feat.

The Health Standing Committee president O M Prakash Chittor, members Ganpatlal Soni, Pankaj Bhandari, Rasheed Khan and Jagadidh Suhalak, health officer Himmat Singh Panwar and health inspectors Mohammed Farooq, Subhash Chandra Sharma and Narendra Shamali were part of the delegation.

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