MCC has failed in solid waste management: Made Gowda
`Deve Gowda has encroached upon public area in Vijayanagar extension'
MYSORE: Welcoming "Officials at the people's door steps", a programme launched by district in-charge Minister G.T. Deve Gowda, Member of Legislative Council and president Ward Parliament, D. Made Gowda here on Sunday challenged the Minister to clear the encroachment made by him in Vijayanagar extension.
Mr. Made Gowda told presspersons here that most of the issues raised by him recently on the lapses by Mysore City Corporation (MCC), including failure of the authorities in handling solid waste, was acknowledged by Mr. Deve Gowda during his padayatra.
Appreciating the decision of suspending an official responsible for illegal encroachments in Kuvempunagar, he sought to know whether the Minister would initiate similar proceedings against the official who was silent on the encroachment in Vijayanagar extension.
The Minister had accepted during his padayatra that he had encroached upon public area while constructing his house.
Of the 300 tonnes of waste being produced in the city, only 80 tonnes were handled, Mr. Made Gowda said and added that the Minister had witnessed how the MCC had failed in implementing Nirmal Nagar Programme as directed by the Supreme Court.
"Despite knowing that installing open waste bin is against norms, he directed the officials to put one in Kuvempunagar," Mr. Made Gowda said.
He sought to know why the Minister was supporting the contractors, who had failed in managing solid waste.
Urging for action against the contractors and officials, who were responsible for marring the beauty of the city, besides creating inconvenience to people, he charged that, Mr. Deve Gowda was favouring the contractors at the cost of public health. He urged the ward committee members, Stree Shakti Self-help Groups and NGOs working for protecting the city's hygiene to prepare a list of grievances and bring that to the notice of the Minister during his padayatras.
He attributed the increase in the number of cases of dog and pig bites and monkey menace to the worsening hygienic condition of city and urged the authorities to save the people from enraged animals by managing solid waste on priority.