A few teams of Mysuru City Corporation officials conducted a special drive against open defecation in various places of the city on Tuesday.
Following directions from the state and Union Ministries of Municipal Administration as part of the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, several teams of the MCC went on a drive on Tuesday and visited nearly 13 spots including lorry terminal, Mayura Complex, Krishnamurthypuram, Kalamandir, Kudremala, under construction Maharani’s College building, Dongri Colony, Contour Road, Bhyraveshwara Nagar, Medar Block and other places in the city.
During the drive it was found that barring nomadic vendors who were camping in the city for trade none of the others were defecating in the open. Construction workers at Maharani’s College site were provided with temporary toilet facilities, the vendors camping near Kalamandir and Ballal Circle were shifted to other places to ensure cleanliness and hygiene.
MCC Commissioner Dr C G Betsurmath said that there was minimal open defecation in the city and said measures would be initiated to make the city free from open defecation.
MCC Health Officer Dr Ramachandra, Dr D G Nagaraj and Dr Tabassum, and other commissioners and engineers were present.