Srinath gets his hands dirty for clean Mysuru

Sep 9, 2017

 MYSURU: On Friday, former India cricketer Javagal Srinathgot his hands dirty while campaigning for a cleaner city . The proud Mysuru resident, who is the corporation’s sanitation ambassador, walked around the city to demonstrate composting and talk to residents about source segregation and responsible garbage disposal as part of the Mysuru City Corporation’s Clean Mysuru campaign in partnership with The Times of India.

Mysuru slipped to fifth position in this year’s Swachh Sarvekshan survey because of inadequate public participation. This time, the city corporation is starting outreach programmes four months early to reclaim the honour of being the cleanest.The city held the title in 2015 and 2016. Srinath’s campaign is part of the efforts to appeal residents to join hands with the civic agency. Srinath walked the streets of Wardno. 57 with a battery of civic officials and hundreds of students from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Teresian College and Giriyabhovi Palya Government School.He told them not to dump waste on the road or in vacant sites but to hand it over to civic workers. Srinath emphasised segregation of waste at source by demonstrating how to separate dry and wet waste, by keeping two separate containers at homes. Srinath said pourakarmikas had the hardest job. “Residents can alleviate their burden by segregating waste at source. Pourakarmikas will feel motivated if segregated waste is given to them,” he pointed out.

P Chethana, a Class 10 student of Kendriya Vidyalaya said her mother had been segregating waste but she had not taken any interest in it. From now, I will keep separate containers for dry and wet waste, she said.