The volunteers of Let's Do It! Mysore, who plan to clean the whole city in a single day on Feb. 24, had organised a unique awareness campaign near Dufferin Clock Tower in city yesterday.

Students of CAVA had created a scene of waste-filled area near the Dufferin Clock Tower with scarecrows made out of bamboo and filled with wastes like plastic bottles, plastic covers, cigarettes, paper pieces, tyres, slippers etc. and gave a practical explaination on how unclean surroundings affect us and how long it takes for the wastes to decompose in soil.

The students had also tagged the models with messages like 'Do not throw wastes in a careless manner, they do not decompose easily.'

District In-charge Minister S.A. Ramdas inauguarated the awareness programme. Leader of the Opposition in MCC M.V. Ramprasad, DC Dr. Ramegowda, DCP Basavaraja Malagatti, Let's Do It! Mysore & Travel Agents Assn. President Prashant and others were present.

These models of wastes will be exhibited at the venue for a week. Nitin, a student of Pragati School, launched an empty alcohol bottles expo.

Corporations to get Waste Management Unit

A Unit of Waste Management will be opened in all Corporations of the State, said Minister S.A. Ramdas.

Speaking after inaugurating the campaign, he said that the installation of the Waste Management Units has been announced in the State budget.

A Government order will be issued for all the departments to come for a cleanliness drive on Feb. 24 and citizens will be asked to give suggestions, he said and added Corporation officials are instructed to dispose the wastes at three places in the city on the day.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore