Staff Reporter

KULITHALAI: Spread of contagious diseases can be nullified in towns that take proper care in safe disposal of civic waste, Karur Collector J. Uma Maheswari said on Tuesday.

People should be made aware of the need to maintain houses and towns clean and green, said Dr. Maheswari while addressing a regional workshop on ‘Strategies and options for decentralised solid waste management,’ here.

Dr. Maheswari lauded the initiative of the Kulithalai Municipality in implementing a novel solid waste management collection and disposal method in 12 of the 24 wards alongside the Cauvery.

Elected representatives and officials of local bodies could take a cue from the efforts of Kulithalai Municipality Chairman A. Amuthavel and Commissioner Dhanalakshmi, who had infused awareness of cleanliness and sanitation among the residents.