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Garbage segregation at government offices soon

Feb 10, 2013 DHNS

 Government establishments in the City will soon be asked to adopt garbage segregation, Siddaiah, Commissioner, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner, has said.

“The government is the biggest bulk generator in the City and it is not ignorant of the crisis. Allocation of Rs 200 crore for solid waste management in this year’s budget is a testimony to the seriousness of the government in tackling the issue.

The money will be utilised for purchasing plots to set up waste processing units, dry waste collection centres and other activities related to solid waste management,” Siddaiah said here on Saturday. He was speaking at ‘Wake up, Clean up Bengaluru,’ an expo on sustainable management of garbage organised by the Palike.

Siddaiah said building contractors were responsible for huge amount of construction debris in the City. He said educational institutions too need to be trained on solid waste management and should be classified as bulk generators.


He said the City would not have looked at alternative ways of garbage management if the residents of Mandur and Mavallipura had not raised their voice against dumping of garbage in their villages. He said the commitment made at the expo to reduce garbage production should be taken seriously, and if honoured, would result in reducing the quantity of garbage being sent to landfills.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, said that the company would adopt the dry waste collection centre at Koramangala. She said the ward committees constituted by the Palike could  function more effectively if more citizens and members of residents’ welfare associations were taken on board, instead of those nominated by the local corporator.

She expressed displeasure over poor support from political parties for the week-long event.

Gandhinagar legislator Dinesh Gundurao, who spoke on the occasion, attributed poor representation from political parties to the Assembly session and ensuing elections.
Environmentalist Almitra Patel, Chairperson of Confederation of Indian Industry (Southern region) L Krishnan and others were present.

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