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Mysore BanK Colony residents conduct cleaning campaign

The residents held banners and placards to create awareness among people on the importance of keeping the surroundings clean

Members of Mysore Bank Colony Residents’ Cultural and Welfare Association, Srirampura, conducted a cleaning campaign on Sunday. The response was good with more than 100 participants. The residents also held banners and placards to create awareness among people on the importance of keeping the surroundings clean. According to a press release from the secretary of the association K V Ramanath, the campaign would be a routine affair and residents would join hands every second Sunday of a month to clean the area.

Some of the major observations during the campaign were: Open sites are being extensively used by the residents as dumping yard. If one starts dumping garbage, the next will follow and the spot becomes a permanent dumping yard. Dead chicken are being thrown at vacant sites which emanates foul smell and it may even cause diseases. Plastic is still being used at some textile shops on the Vivekananda Nagar Road and waste plastic materials are being dumped on road sides. This was brought to the notice of the local corporator Jagadeesh who warned the shopkeepers. Road side gutters that are used to dump garbage which were cleared by the cleaning group. Some gutters were also used to dump old cane chairs that block storm water drains.

These were also cleaned by the residents. One of the VIPs residing in the area who had a function at his house recently had dumped food waste on the roadside. He was advised to use garbage bins and he readily accepted the suggestion of residents in the right spirit. The area corporator was requested to direct his pourakarmikas to clean the
area especially drains and gutters regularly. The campaign was actively supported by Shivashankar of Let’s Do It! Mysore.

The members of Mysore Bank Colony Residents’ Cultural and Welfare Association, Srirampura, conducted a cleaning campaign on Sunday

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