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Government plans competition to judge which is the best

Results of the competition will be announced

by July

Some parameters: cleanliness, water distribution, resource mobilisation, administration

BELLARY: To inspire and bring about healthy competition among the civic bodies in the State, the Urban Development Department plans to organise a competition to judge the best city corporation in Karnataka.

“The competition would be based on six parameters, including cleanliness, distribution of water, own resource mobilisation and administration. The corporation that does the best to provide these amenities to the public would be the winner, and an award would be announced,” S. Suresh Kumar, Minister for Urban Development, said here on Wednesday.

Mr. Kumar said the results of the competition would be announced by July.

He urged the corporation administration and elected representatives to gear up to emerge successful.

To ensure cooperation from the public, the Minister suggested creating awareness among high school students about cleanliness and judicious use of water. “Prepare a PowerPoint presentation for high school students, with a professional approach, on cleanliness, its impact and also about the importance of conserving water. They would, in turn, pass on this knowledge to their elders,” he said.

Mr. Kumar took exception to the delay in waiting for the Government's clearance in removing encroachments that are already identified.

“Why should you wait for clearance when you have already identified the encroachments? Initiate all steps immediately,” he directed the commissioner.

Deadlines

The Minister asked the corporation staff to chalk out time-bound programmes, besides ensuring quality in the implementation of development works.

He wanted the staff to undertake periodic drives in all wards, listen to the grievances of people and act upon them immediately. He directed them to organise “janaspandana” regularly.

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