Palike improvises SWM micro plan

Palike improvises SWM micro plan

An year after the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) revised the solid waste management (SWM) micro plan, the civic body is now improvising on it.

The civic body has undertaken an elaborate process of verifying the micro plan of each ward, and validate the information to check whether the information portrayed on paper, is actually in tandem with what is present on ground or not. Randeep D, additional commissioner (admin), BBMP, said: “We have undertaken the process of certifying whether all the necessary infrastructure that has to be provided in the micro plan is in place or not, and this has revealed that most of the plan is in place, but it needs some addition.”

“There are certain instances wherein we have found that some houses have not been mapped for door-to-door collection system. The ratio of one civic worker to every 750 houses is the base of the micro plan and some wards, especially in outer areas, have not been mapped. There are some more cases where the auto tippers are more in number. These are small issues that we have to fix,” he said.

‘Plan going fairly well’

Another official said that as the civic body is executing the micro plan fairly well, it is time to improvise the existing one.

“We have been closely monitoring and mapping every 750 houses. More details such as where are the smart bins located, where are the auto tippers and transfer stations, and how efficient is the manpower, is all being added now,” said the official.

Not only this, the officials are also looking to include construction and debris waste, leaf litter, and waste from bulk generators, among others.

“This is a measure to bring in accountability in what we are doing. After clearing most of the garbage blackspots, the mapping has helped us to catch hold of offenders who litter,” said the official.