Briefing the press at his office here today, MCC Commissioner Dr. M.R. Ravi said, "As of now the city has 388 Parks, 319 of which are being maintained by MCC and the rest by a few private organisations, the unkeep of which are not that satisfactory.
To overcome the problem and maintain the Parks in an aesthetically good shape, it has been decided to invite public participation on contracted agreement."
Elaborating further, Dr. Ravi
said "The contracted agreement will be valid for 11 months with the needed staff and fertiliser for the plants provided by MCC
The invitation is also open for NGOs and other institutions.
Some of the organisations which have been not maintaining the assigned parks satisfactorily will be stripped off the responsibility and handed over to deserving ones."
Referring to Kuppanna Park, Dr. Ravi
said that the park would be developed fully to host flower shows with regular band music programmes.
added that the existing fountains at the park would be further improved.