National level capacity-building workshop on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was held here in the city on Thursday.
To understand the cleanliness initiatives in Mysuru, a workshop on topic ‘Segregation of waste at all levels’ was organised by Mysuru City Corporation (MCC). The workshop was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner C Shikha. She said, “This centuries-old city has a long history and it was not an easy task to maintain this historical place over a period of time. Though Mysuru is well planned with sanitation and sewage management, maintaining it is always a tough task. The role played by the city corporation, pourakarmikas, elected representatives and the role of public must be remembered.”
“Many civic association and societies, pourakarmikas have worked hard to tackle various environmental and social issues,” she added.
Participants from over 24 cities from across the country participated in the capacity building programme where participants were taken for field visit to ward no 34 Yadavagiri to give them exposure on how door-to-door waste collection is in process. Later, they were taken to Zero waste management Unit, compost plant for better understanding on processing and disposal of waste. Technical sessions on integrated solid waste management in Mysuru, segregation of waste at all level and other topics were also held.
MCC Commissioner Dr C G Betsurmath, Member of expert committee on SWM N S Ramakanth, Health officer MCC Dr Nagaraj and others were present.