A cell on solid waste management is being formed at Mysore ZP to educate and assist the gram panchayats in scientific disposal of waste in rural areas.

Zilla panchayat Chief Executive Officer G. Satyavathi said in her presentation at the regional Lok Adalat here on Saturday that the cell would involve an environment engineer to ensure proper disposal of waste, as well as teachers, anganwadi workers and non-governmental organisations in educating people on the issue.

Lok Adalat member A.N. Yellappa Reddy asked her to use Akashvani, which is broadcasting a programme on minimising fertilizer use, to make farmers aware of the dangers of excess use of fertilizer.