The NGO called “Let’s Do It! Mysore,” which is taunting the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) by claiming to clean up the city, must show its commitment to the city first and then go ahead with their service activities, said former Mayor Sandesh Swamy.
“The MCC, by spending Rs. 30 crore annually and employing more than 3,000 Pourakarmikas, is effectively managing the garbage disposal system and is keeping the city clean,” said Sandesh Swamy and pointed out that it is not without reason that Mysore city has been adjudged as the second cleanest city in the country.
“The MCC is also using machinery in cleaning and garbage disposal to reduce the burden on Pourakarmikas,” he stated in a press release.
“Generally, NGOs and social service organisations help the MCC in keeping the city clean. However, Let’s Do It! Mysore is to be trying to become an alternative to MCC itself,” he said.
“It appears on the outset that this NGO, for taking up one day’s cleaning work, has already spent more than Rs. one lakh on publicity and uniforms for its activists. But who is funding it? What is the name of the sponsor? Just by sweeping the city for a few hours on a single day, can the city be made clean? These are the questions being raised by the public,” he said and pointed out that the organisation, that claims to clean the city, has erected flex boards around the palace region, where erection of publicity material within a radius of 2 kms is banned.
Sandesh Swamy further accused the NGO of collecting donations from Infosys and other industries in the name of cleaning the city and demanded that they be made accountable.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore