The District Administration will extend full support and co-operation to the cleanliness campaign of city to be launched by Let's do it! Mysore organisation on Feb. 24. This assurance has come from District In-Charge Minister S.A. Ramdas.
Speaking after inaugurating a programme organised by Let's do it! Mysore at Vivekananda auditorium of Mahajana's College in Jayalakshmipuram here yesterday for distributing prizes to winners of various competitions organised by the association, Ramdas said "All development activities of the government need co-operation of the public. On the campaign day (Feb. 24), when the organisation has planned to clean the entire city in one day, the District Administration will provide the needed vehicles for garbage disposal. The officers and staff of all local bodies of the district will be instructed to participate in the campaign. The waste dump at Sewage Farm will be shifted that day and at the same place 5,000 saplings will be planted."
Continuing Ramdas announced that the District Administration would provide a support fund of Rs. 25 lakh for the campaign and assured to take up the matter at the next MCC Council meeting to bring the campaign under a legal frame. He added that a thought would be given to levy a cleaning fee of Rs. 2 per square feet on vacant sites in city to be borne by the site owners.
He further announced that the State Government would provide Rs. 5 crore for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of MCC.
Speaking on the occasion MCC Commissioner Dr. M.R. Ravi said, "The spirit of the youth members of the organisation should not be confined to just one day on Feb. 24 but the campaign should go on to create an awareness among the people that garbage too can be turned a productive product."
Wildlife photographer Hayagreeva was felicitated on the occasion. S.R. Madhusudan, Shylajesh and Rajiv received the first 3 prizes in the photo-marathon. Prizes were distributed to 12 children who took part in the drawing contest.