A good story and well reported too.
This is a good example of specific policy proposal or recommendation that experts should be putting forward.
Use case studies – successes and failures – for emulation. There are plenty of such stories from India itself.
The ‘India Today’ 43rd anniversary issue (Dec. 31, 2018) is a lovely collection of inspiring stories, of individuals who are making a difference for the better.
In the story on Mysore’s ‘cleanest city’ tag, two management lessons stand out:
(a) No layout plan is approved unless it comes with a waste disposal plan. (I guess a similar condition should be laid down on water self-sufficiency too
(b) The roping in of religious organisations and students to spread the message