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Swachh Survekshan begins in Mysuru tomorrow

Mysuru, January 3:- The heritage city of Mysuru which was once the ‘cleanest city’ in India a couple of years back is again prepared to get the crown back. The Swachh Survekshan survey which decides the cleanest city in the country will begin on Friday and will be on till January 31.

The central urban development ministry has made several changes in points and benchmark. Last year, the point was fixed at 4,000 and this year it will be 5,000. Till last year, the survey was held in 3 sets and this year it will be in 4.

The survey team will inspect the action taken by the MCC to keep the city clean. In the second step, the team will study the waste management at major parts of the city and efficiency of pourakarmikas.

The team will also meet the public and collect their opinion. Along with it, a new section and certification have been added this year. Each of the four steps offers 1,250 points.

The certification includes two aspects: open defecation and solid waste management. If a city is announced open-defecation free, it will earn full marks. Waste collection and management will be given stars from 1-7 based on the functioning. City getting seven stars will get 1,000 points.

“Changes in points will not affect the city much. We have made all preparations to get back the cleanest city tag. As Mysuru is already announced as the open-defecation free city, we will get full marks in certification,” said the officials of MCC.

Many people have complained of garbage heaps during the phone- in programme of deputy commissioner. Whether the city gets the cleanest city tag or not, only time will tell. (MR/KS).

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