Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, Oct 14: From the last two years, Ullal municipality has been encouraging people to sort out solid waste at source, and use wet waste for growing vegetables etc after preparing manure at homes. As reward for its successful use of solid waste by creating awareness, the municipality has bagged the state government award.
With the participation of women's self-help groups of the municipality, wet waste from households is segregated and people are encouraged to undertake vegetable cultivation unitedly. Lions Club too has joined hands in this endeavour. In about ten spots in the municipal limits, with the help of women's self-help groups, wet waste is converted into manure and vegetables are grown.
Ulla municipal office
As a result, Ullal municipality has won the Best Practices state level award for the year 2019-20. This award is instituted by Karnataka City Managers. Minister Byrathi Basavaraj, and municipal administration minister M T B Nagaraj, handed over the award on October 11. Municipal president Chitrakala K, project director of urban development cell, Gayatri N Nayak and municipal commissioner Rayappa A, received the award.