Mangalore shares first prize along with Mysore at international conference

Mangalore City Corporation has been presented with an excellence award for the first position in solid waste management in the second international conference on solid waste management organised by Jadavpur University, Kolkata, last month, according to Mayor Praveen.

The Mayor told presspersons here on Wednesday that the Centre for Quality Management System at the university had organised the conference on “solid waste management and exhibition on municipal services, urban development, public works, and clean technology” from November 9 to 11 in Kolkata.

Mangalore City Corporation had shared the first position in receiving the award with Mysore City Corporation, he said.

Chairman of the conference Sadhan K. Ghosh and a professor at the university said that Mangalore and Mysore City Corporation had shared the first position among the three city corporations in the category of tier II city civic bodies having more than three-lakh population and assessed for their solid waste management. The third civic body assessed was Durgapur City Corporation.

Mr. Ghosh said a team of the centre had visited Mangalore in October for assessing its solid waste management system. Mangalore and Mysore City Corporations were chosen for the first position based on cer tain criteria of assessment. He said that the team members were in Mangalore for three days. Mangalore city was much cleaner when compared with many other tier II cities.

Mangalore City Corporation had bagged second position for solid waste management in the first international conference on solid waste management in 2009, he said.

He said that a biogas plant had become operational in city and some roads had been concreted.