Mysore-The city of Palaces, Cultural Capital of Karnataka, Retired People’s Paradise! All these define the beautiful city. But recently another feather was added to its crown- “The Second Cleanest City of India”. This also makes it the cleanest city of the state. Is it not a matter of pride?
But this is not the end. Being proud citizens of Mysore, it is our duty to live up to the position. So it marks the beginning of our responsibility. With all the celebrations, a few questions surfaces in my mind.
The government has declared The Chamundi Hill, zoological garden, Karanji Lake and other places “Plastic Free Zone”. Here, the question is that, are these places really free of plastic?
Lakes in Mysore attract a huge number of fitness freaks and bird watchers of the city. The water on the surface looks light. Drop a piece of stone and black water splashes up! Is it really healthy to jog in mosquito breeding areas?
The government has taken several steps to maintain the parks and lawns. Broken and rusted slides and swings, plastic covers & used bottles - whom should we blame?
Out of all these questions, one distinct issue which bothers me is, if this is the case with the second cleanest city of India, how about other cities? Where is my country leading to?