Press Esc to close

After HC rap, govt okays 77 contracts

Bangalore, Nov 21, 2012, DHNS: 1:33 IST

19 firms offer to take up biomining at garbage landfills

A day after the High Court warned of contempt proceedings, the State government on Wednesday approved 77 new garbage contracts, thus paving the way for clearing the huge trash pile-ups in the City.

The new contractors are expected to begin their operations in the next 15 days.

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner Rajneesh Goel told reporters that the work orders for the contractors will be issued by Wednesday evening. The contractors will have to enter into an agreement with the BBMP, parade the men, machine and materials they would deploy for the garbage clearance task before the Palike officials, and also furnish a bank guarantee.

“The contractors can start their work as soon as they comply with the formalities,” Goel said. He added that the Palike had been receiving encouraging response for the remaining 12 packages.

A committee comprising former chairperson of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Sharath Chandra, Bangalore Action Task Force member Kalpana Kar and Almitra Patel, a member of a non-governmental organisation, will be set up to ensure scientific disposal of garbage.

The commissioner said the Palike intends to make use of Geographic Information System to monitor the garbage clearance task with engineers taking pictures from their smart phones and uploading them on the Palike’s website.

Goel said in the last three months, ever since the three landfill sites at Mandur, Mavallipura and Terra Firma on Doddaballapur Road were closed, the BBMP had taken several measures to free the City of garbage.

“We have taken measures to reopen existing sites for scientific garbage disposal. Along with this, we will biomine landfills using high-pressure deodourisation system,” he said.
As many as 19 companies have come forward to take up biomining and proposals have been submitted to the State government in this regard.

Goel disclosed that the idea of bio-mining came from Warangal and orders had been placed for four biomining machines of five-tonne capacity from Malegaon in Maharashtra.

Hunt for land

Goel said 94 acres of land in Sarjapur hobli, 35 km from the City, have been identified for dumping garbage and clearance has been sought from the KSPCB.

The Palike has 207 acres of land at Thammanayakanahalli in Anekal taluk, 23 acres and 27 acres, in Seegehalli and Kannahalli villages respectively, to be used for municipal solid waste management.

“We may get 300 acres, at Bagepalli. The proposal has been approved by the BBMP Council. We have proposals for 600 acres in Koratagere in Tumkur district, and 200 acres at Kanakapura,” he said.

Segregation units will also be set up in 26 divisions of Bangalore.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.