Press Esc to close
Sunday 11 December 2016
News updated at 12:01 AM IST
Weather
Max: 30.3°C
Min : 16.2°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Another BBMP junket to study garbage disposal

Bangalore, Sept 12, 2013, DHNS:
In the name of ridding Bangalore of its mounting garbage problem, senior officials are planning yet another trip to Salem in Tamil Nadu. This will be their third trip in as many years.

As if the lessons learnt in Israel, Mumbai, Delhi, Puducherry, Pune and Salem were not enough, the mayor and the District In- charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy will go on a “study tour” to Salem. They will be accompanied by a team of at least 100 people comprising ministers, MLAs, corporators and mediapersons.

Mayor B S Sathyanarayana is quite enthusiastic about the trip.

“The trip is in the interest of Bangalore. We want to retain its position as a clean and green city,” he said.

The delegation is likely to leave for Salem on September 24.

“We will chalk out a plan on September 18 and seek the consent of corporators to join us in our trip. We may have to hire at least four buses, with one bus for mediapersons,” said the mayor.

Exactly a year ago, a team led by erstwhile urban development minister S Suresh Kumar had visited Salem to get lessons in waste management. Three years ago, erstwhile mayor of Bangalore S K Nataraj also visited Salem. During his tenure, a team of corporators had visited Mumbai, Pune, Nasik and Puducherry to study garbage disposal and bio-methanisation plants there. The team even visited the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to learn ways to generate power and manure from waste.

Two years ago, a BBMP delegation led by erstwhile deputy mayor S Harish had visited Israel to learn about garbage disposal through water technology. Harish said: “The technology is very useful for Bangalore.”

From Puducherry, the BBMP delegation learnt how to produce crude oil from plastic waste. The proposal has not yet seen the light of the day, even after two years of the “study tour.”

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs at the live concert...

Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs at the live concert...

I-T department seized Rs 5.7 cr cash in new notes, 32kg bullion and jewelery and Rs 90 lakh...

I-T department seized Rs 5.7 cr cash in new notes, 32kg bullion and jewelery and Rs 90 lakh...

International Animal Rights Day and Human Rights Day in Bengaluru...

International Animal Rights Day and Human Rights Day in Bengaluru...

Laborers remove weeds from Dal Lake on a cold and foggy day in Srinagar...

Laborers remove weeds from Dal Lake on a cold and foggy day in Srinagar...

President Pranab Mukherjee with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama during the inaugural...

President Pranab Mukherjee with Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama during the inaugural...

A view of the illuminated Ajmer Sharif Dargah decorated for the upcoming Jashne Eid E Milad...

A view of the illuminated Ajmer Sharif Dargah decorated for the upcoming Jashne Eid E Milad...

Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia in Lamborghini four wheeler during Air Strip...

Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia in Lamborghini four wheeler during Air Strip...

A sand sculpture created by renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik with message 'Good Luck...

A sand sculpture created by renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik with message 'Good Luck...

Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan with director-producer Abbas-Mustan during the Muhurat for...

Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan with director-producer Abbas-Mustan during the Muhurat for...

Migratory Siberian seagulls birds flying over the Ganges in Allahabad on Saturday...

Migratory Siberian seagulls birds flying over the Ganges in Allahabad on Saturday...

Like us on Facebook

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