BBMP plans compost learning centres in all zones

BBMP plans compost learning centres in all zones

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike now wants to set up compost learning centres across all zones.

This follows after many enthusiasts come forward to learn different kinds of composting methods at the Swachagraha Kalika Kendra, a centre for training composting practices in HSR Layout.

The centre situated at the HSR Layout was inaugurated two weeks ago and has earned the tag of becoming the first such centre established by the residents with the Palike's help.

Speaking to DH, Randeep D, additional commissioner, (admin), BBMP said: “We want to encourage segregation practice among the residents. So we are going strictly on the tender process and plan to take up these measures."

"Setting up compost learning centres will not only help in creating more awareness they also will educate about the various practices involved here,” the officer added.

The Swachagraha Kalika Kendra teaches close to 20 different methods through which composting can be practised at home, including vermicomposting, aerobic anaerobic methods.

The civic body is also planning to introduce the incentive methods for those who compost at least 50% of the garbage produced at their premises.

“This thought has been there but has not been finalised yet. If the bulk generators reduce their garbage production using composting practices or through some other method, we can plan to offer incentives, maybe in tax collection,” he said.

For those who are active on social media, Randeep said the platform has been encouraging to remove the garbage blackspots in the city.

“I have been personally receiving messages and videos from the public through Twitter and other social media platforms. This has helped to make the city cleaner. People can send in their videos or photos directly so that I can direct my officials to undertake immediate action,” said Randeep.

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