Submit lake plan in 2 weeks, says Lok Adalat

Following a presentation on the lakes by the BBMP Commissioner, Justice K L Manjunath directed the BBMP to prepare and submit the general plan of 250 water bodies that come under its jurisdiction.

Commissioner said that the BBMP has prepared the master-plan for 21 lakes and will fence these lakes. He said that discussions are on with the corporate entities and organisations to adopt and maintain these lakes.

He was hauled up in connection with solid waste management after the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board submitted a report regarding the directions it had issued to the Palike on handling solid waste. Justice Manjunath asked the BBMP commissioner to visit all the sites in the outskirts of the City to see whether solid waste management was being implemented.

He also said that if it was not being implemented, the BBMP should terminate the dealings with that contractor and recover the losses from him.  On the directions of the adalat to identify the lead industries in the City, Sharath Chandra said that  there are 25 industries in the City. Among them four are recycling industries, 14 battery manufacturing units, one is battery terminal manufacturers and six lead oxide processors and manufacturers.

Regarding the abundance of plastic waste problem, theKPCB Chairman informed that they were looking at directing the plastic waste to cement factories, which could burn the waste as fuel.

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