The Mysore City Corporation is targeting women to effectively handle the solid waste generated daily. The corporation took women leaders, including women corporators, to the sewage farm at Vidyaranyapuram, the city’s biggest waste management site and told them that the mounds of garbage could be reduced if they pitched in. At the launch of an awareness programme, the women were told that bio- degradable waste could be used to produce bio-gas at homes. This would cut down their energy budget too and would ensure that the city’s solid waste is managed efficiently.
The bio-degradable waste could be collected and recycled locally so that bio-gas is produced from it. The MCC will give demonstrations to those interested, at their residences. This comes close on the heels of the city getting the tag of second cleanest city in the nation during a study by the Union Urban Development Ministry. The MCC is seeking to cut down the solid waste reaching its yards where they are recycled. Presently, over 200 tonnes of wastes is generated everyday in the city. The MCC is aiming to sensitive the women and promote the small bio-gas plants homes.