A total of Rs.8.79 lakh will be given away as prize money for contests in the implementation of the ‘Viswam’ solid waste management programme of the GVMC.

Contests will be organised from Thursday till the month-end for housewives and students and winners will be given prizes.

Two overall champions in separating dry and wet waste, two first runners-up, and two second runners-up from among sanitation workers will be given Rs.10,000, Rs.5,000, and Rs.3,000 each, according to Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana.