Press Esc to close
Saturday 04 July 2015
News updated at 11:40 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

KSPCB chief skeptical of BBMP's dry waste plan

Bangalore: Oct 4, 2012 DH News Service
it stinks: A cow rummages through heaps of garbage that lies uncleared in Jayanagar on Wednesday. DH Photo

The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) Chairman Vaman Acharya on Wednesday said the BBMP lacks clarity on disposing the dry waste it collects.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function at the KSPCB office, Acharya, however, hailed the Palike for undertaking the Herculean task of educating the masses on segregation of garbage at source, its implementation and scientific disposal of waste. But he was critical of the way BBMP planned to handle dry waste, particularly plastic waste.

“There seems to be an absence of clarity on dry waste. I am not convinced with the BBMP's plan. They talk about many things, but no initiative has been taken as yet. They also say that they are in talks with ITC, but the plan did not sound too impressive to me,” he added.

Acharya said he recently gave a presentation to BBMP Commissioner Rajneesh Goel on dealing with garbage. He was happy that the segregation of garbage was gaining momentum.

“If segregation happens 100 per cent, then wet waste, which I call wet manure, can be sold to farmers. There is a huge demand for wet waste,” said Acharya.
Besides KSPCB, Gandhi Krishi Vijnana Kendra and Organic Farming Mission, a subsidiary of the Karnataka government, were guiding the BBMP on converting wet waste into compost, Acharya said.

BBMP ready

Goel said he would readily seek the advice of the KSPCB and other agencies.
“It is our good fortune that an expert like Vaman Acharya has taken over as the KSPCB chairman, who has been enriching us with his vast experience,” said Goel.
He, however, clarified that ITC has an impressive mechanism to dispose of dry waste, particularly the plastic waste.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

India and Bangladesh basketball players in action during the 4th South Asian Basketball...

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A farmer works in a paddy field at Reba Maheswar village, 56 kilometers (35 miles) east of Gauhati..

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

A tiger attacking spotted deers at Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district on Friday...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Monsoon rain clouds hover over the backdrop of Kitthur Rani Chennamma statue near Town Hall...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

Protesters run for cover after police fired teargas shell to disperse them during a clash...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

A gust of wind bends the umbrella of a street vendor crossing the road during a heavy downpour...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Ramadan at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

Buddhist monks from Thailand offer special prayers for making a new Temple...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

A worker drying up vermicelli at a factory in Allahabad on Friday during Ramadan...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

Bollywood actors Amit Sadh, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arshad Warsi at the launch of a new multiplex...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523