Press Esc to close
Tuesday 21 October 2014
News updated at 3:16 AM IST
Weather
Max: 30.8°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

182 ward panels formed: Palike to HC

Bangalore, Feb 4, 2013, DHNS :

BDA told to ensure space for garbage disposal in new layouts

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday informed the High Court that it has constituted 182 ward committees out of 198 wards in the City.

The Court has asked the Palike to upload the names of the committee members on its website.

Submitting the Palike report on the action taken to tackle garbage menace in the City, the counsel for the civic agency stated that some of the ward committees had already conducted their meetings.


The Special Bench comprising Justices N Kumar and B V Nagarathna is hearing a batch of public interest litigations on the garbage crisis in the City.

The counsel told the Court that the process was on for forming committees for the remaining 16 wards. 

“A list of persons to be appointed as members in respect of 15 wards has been found not in accordance with law and it may take a week to finalise the names,” he said. He also informed that the panel has not been constituted in one ward since its corporator has been disqualified by the court.

The Bench directed that the secretary of the ward committee should act as its chairperson till the councillor can represent the said ward in accordance with law.

The Bench directed the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to ensure that enough space is reserved for disposing garbage while forming new layouts in the City.

It said the civic amenity sites could be made use of for the purpose.

Fire at Mandur landfill

The Court also directed the Palike to take steps to control the fire at Mandur landfill and work with Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to prevent further damage.

It said steps should be taken to check the harmful effects of gases emanating from the site.

Petitioner G R Mohan brought to the notice of the Court that garbage was being dumped on road corners.

The Bench asked him to submit photographs of such illegal dumping to the Palike within two days for necessary action.

The Bench further directed that the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) near Singasandra on Hosur Road should work in three shifts to speed up garbage processing. The Corporation is presently working in one shift processing 200 tonnes of garbage per day, the Court noted.

It said residents of villagers in the vicinity of the garbage processing plant should not resort to protests.

“If protests are back in place, the city police chief should provide necessary protection to the unit. With the present scenario in mind, protesting is not a good sign towards a solution,” the Bench observed.

The Palike told the Court that 15 acres of land adjoining the garbage processing plant has been handed over to KCDC to provide space for its job.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Army recruits during their attestation parade at Madras Regimental Centre, Wellington, Ooty on...

Army recruits during their attestation parade at Madras Regimental Centre, Wellington, Ooty on...

In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 photo, a Kashmiri woman blocks a road during a protest demanding...

In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 photo, a Kashmiri woman blocks a road during a protest demanding...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 42nd Convocation of the All India Institute of Medical...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 42nd Convocation of the All India Institute of Medical...

Devendra Fadnavis hugs his mother Savita after his victory during the Assembly election in...

Devendra Fadnavis hugs his mother Savita after his victory during the Assembly election in...

Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitaraman launching the Online Export...

Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitaraman launching the Online Export...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah after the party's parliamentary...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah after the party's parliamentary...

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, a thick blanket of smoke is seen against the setting sun as...

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, a thick blanket of smoke is seen against the setting sun as...

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, an Indian woman uses her hand to put sawdust in an...

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, an Indian woman uses her hand to put sawdust in an...

(L-R) Asha Bhat, Miss Diva Universe 2014 2nd runner up, Noyonita Lodh, Miss Diva Universe 2014...

(L-R) Asha Bhat, Miss Diva Universe 2014 2nd runner up, Noyonita Lodh, Miss Diva Universe 2014...

An Indian man teaches yoga postures to schoolchildren at Delhi Public School in Hyderabad...

An Indian man teaches yoga postures to schoolchildren at Delhi Public School in Hyderabad...

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