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, 2014
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City has a pile of waste management problems

Source: Deccan Herald, Date: , 2014

Projects of nine zero waste management plants taken up in Mysore City Corporation (MCC) limits, at an estimated cost of Rs four crore, are today overgrown with weeds and are centres for anti-social elements. Despite tall claims of the success in waste segregation, according to Health Department officials of MCC, only three of the nine are partly operational. Despite construction works of the plants completed at least a year ago, there are no pourakarmikas or self help groups segregating waste at these centres. Even though MCC was supposed to install compounds around these plants, a majority of them have only been partly covered, or have no compounds at all.  While few of these plants have small mounds of garbage dumped and left to decay in the open, others show indications of little activity. Several problems have stalled the activities of these centres, leaving the available infrastructure unused by the MCC.

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