Littering: Are we citizens literally responsible?
Voice of The Reader

Littering: Are we citizens literally responsible?

April 11, 2022


I have a fondness for Mysuru that a child has for its mother’s home. It brings me joy each time I visit the city. I grew up as a child here in my grandfather’s house in Saraswathipuram in the 70s – 80s and did my medical education in Mysore Medical College from 1990 -1996.

I subsequently lived in other cities  in India where I was training before I moved overseas in 2003.

When my father retired and relocated to  Mysuru in 2009, coming to Mysuru was an annual pilgrimage which I thoroughly enjoyed (and still do) —  the hills, the slow pace and  warm people always enamoured me.

Every city changes with time and I was not surprised by the urbanisation. I felt it was slow and measured compared to other metros.

I visited Mysuru in March after a gap of 2-and-a-half years (thanks to COVID). Again, more urbanisation did not surprise but what did was the amount of litter on the streets. This was irrespective of which locality I visited and was widespread across the heritage city. 

It was always ingrained in me that Mysureans had exemplary civic sense and sense of cleanliness. Somehow, that impression was shattered. 

Was it the sudden growth in population and lack of civic resources to tackle the issue? Was it lack of education or was it  just nonchalance?

I am not sure what the answer is and what the solutions to tackle it may be but it is certainly time for Mysureans (and I include myself in the head count) to take charge  to educate, inform and motivate change amongst ourselves and our neighbours to prevent Mysuru from becoming a ‘dump yard’ and return it to its former state of cleanliness (and glory).

READ ALSO  Apathy of motorists to road safety rules

– Dr. Anoop K. Enjeti, Newcastle, Australia Camp: Mysuru, 5.4.2022

You can also mail us your views, opinions, and stories to [email protected]


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]