Corporation to hold ward-level awareness conventions to drive home the idea

As many as 52 councillors have submitted pre-monsoon cleaning action plans to the City Corporation. The civic body intends to combine the drive with ward-level awareness conventions to promote decentralised garbage treatment, Health officials have said.

The various subsidies available on household-level treatment equipment would be highlighted, they said.

“In the first phase of the drive, Rs.10,000 will be allocated to each ward.

A meeting will be held on April 30.

All Councillors and officials concerned will take part and discuss the activities to be undertaken in each ward. The meeting will also discuss the objectives of the conventions — to be spread over two months,” Health standing committee chairperson S. Pushpalatha said.

For the drive, the Suchitwa Mission will provide Rs.10,000 to each ward.

The National Rural Health Mission will provide as much and the civic body will contribute Rs.5,000.

The meeting will also discuss the launch of the ‘Bye-Bye Mosquito’ programme.

The drive envisages de-silting of drains and culverts, carting away mounds of garbage from residential areas, and clearing of overgrown premises and roadsides. Health Inspectors will oversee the bypass cleaning drive in the six health circles concerned every Wednesday.

The Corporation and the Suchitwa Mission are likely to set up high-capacity biogas plants in all the 100 wards, sharing the cost evenly.

The Corporation may not but have enough land in every ward to execute the project, officials said.