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Citizens blamed for not segregating waste

Belgaum, Dec 11, 2012, DHNS

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has said that Bangaloreans are not segregating wet and dry garbage properly, thus hampering effective management of solid waste.

In a written reply to N L Narendra Babu (Cong) in the Legislative Assembly, Shettar said arrangements were being made to transport dry and wet garbage separately. The government has been creating awareness among the public about solid waste management. But, the segregation is not taking place as expected, he said.

Replying to questions by members, Shettar said the government was taking steps to
convert wet garbage to compost. In addition, wet garbage is being directly supplied to farmers around Bangalore City. This is helping in the disposal of 20 tonnes of wet garbage on one acre of land, he said.


Under PPP model

The chief minister said plans were afoot to install power generating units at the Mandur and Mavallipura landfills. The City is producing nearly 4,000 tonnes of solid waste daily. Many private agencies had evinced interest in taking up transport and processing of waste, under the public-private-partnership (PPP) model.  

One such agency is Srinivas Gayathri Resources Recovery, which will get 1,000 metric tonnes to generate power at Mandur. Similary, the Anjeer company had decided to purchase 750 metric tonnes at Subbarayanapalya. The government is also sanctioning land to BBMP to process waste. In about 20 villages, it has identified land for this purpose. The government has handed over 31 acres to BBMP in Chikkanagamangala.

The Bangalore Development Authority, in February 2009, itself handed over a civic amenities site measuring 39,086 square metres in Banashankari 6th phase 5th block to the BBMP for solid waste management, he said.

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