Press Esc to close
Friday 29 April 2016
News updated at 2:43 AM IST
Weather
Max: 36.2°C
Min : 23.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Scientific garbage disposal system on anvil

Bangalore, Sep 5, 2012, DHNS :
Rajneesh Goel

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will have its own scientific garbage disposal system in place by the end of next year, Commissioner Rajneesh Goel has said.

He also said the BBMP would make segregating garbage in households (and other collection points like offices, schools, etc) mandatory starting next week.

The Palike would work out a strategy to clear the garbage from the three existing landfills namely Mandur, Terra Firma and Mavallipura, he added.

On segregating garbage at source, Goel said the Palike's role will be restricted to imparting training to people as well as garbage collectors, but would not provide garbage bins to citizens for this.

At best, the Palike will assist citizens to identify authorised dealers who supply bins, the commissioner said.

“We will pass an order to make segregation at source mandatory from Sunday, but its implementation will take too much time. We have to train the garbage collectors first,” he said.

The Palike plans to utilise Rs 237 crore, which it got under the 13th Finance Commission, to set up segregation centres in all 198 wards of the City.

To check corruption, the Palike will use Geographical Information System (GIS) to keep track of trucks transporting garbage.

Goel said plastic bags were aggravating the garbage crisis in Bangalore.

He added that the BBMP plans to enforce a total ban on use and manufacture of polythene bags of less than 40 microns in thickness.

Since Monday, the Palike has seized about 1.5 tonnes of plastic bags.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
ISRO's PSLV-C33 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1G lifts off successfully...

ISRO's PSLV-C33 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1G lifts off successfully...

Pranab Mukherjee with Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, GCL, GCMG, KSt. J., GG of Papua New Guinea...

Pranab Mukherjee with Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, GCL, GCMG, KSt. J., GG of Papua New Guinea...

A man takes a photo of the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou in Quanzhou city...

A man takes a photo of the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou in Quanzhou city...

A farmer walk with a calf on parched lake bed at drought-hit Hukunda near Chikmagalur...

A farmer walk with a calf on parched lake bed at drought-hit Hukunda near Chikmagalur...

Visitors taking selfie with Apple at ‘Apple exhibition cum sales mela’ organised by HOPCOMS...

Visitors taking selfie with Apple at ‘Apple exhibition cum sales mela’ organised by HOPCOMS...

A visitor takes photos of a BMW 328, produced from 1936 to 1940, on display at GUM...

A visitor takes photos of a BMW 328, produced from 1936 to 1940, on display at GUM...

In this photo taken with a fish-eye lens, Volkswagen cars are presented to media...

In this photo taken with a fish-eye lens, Volkswagen cars are presented to media...

The London Eye, in central London, is illuminated in the colours of the Brazilian flag...

The London Eye, in central London, is illuminated in the colours of the Brazilian flag...

A pair of ducks in river Brahmaputra in Guwahati...

A pair of ducks in river Brahmaputra in Guwahati...

A 23-day-old hamadryas baboon plays with a stuffed toy at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens...

A 23-day-old hamadryas baboon plays with a stuffed toy at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens...