Fetid smell set to expire in two months

MCC Commissioner K S Raykar on Tuesday disclosed that six more zero waste units are coming up to check the load on compost unit at Sewage Farm in Vidyaranyapuram here.

Replying to the corporators queries at the council meeting, the commissioner said apart from the existing zero waste unit at Kumbarakoppal, facility will be replicated at Gokulam, Kesare, Vidyaranyapuram and three other places. The plant at Vidyaranyapuram is catering to waste between 200 and 250 tonnes collected from door-to-door. 

Gradually, it (waste) will be diverted to the units in offing, by deviating the waste lifted from the nearby wards. All these units are expected to be dedicated in June. ILFS, a private agency that has bagged works on making compost out of waste, will  install shredding machines. This will check the piling up of waste. In addition to this, it has been almost decided on collecting waste from door to door, twice in the day from the month of July. “One can see visible changes in two months”, the commissioner added.

Apart from addressing the woes, especially that of nauseating smell emerging from the waste treatment plant at Vidyaranyapuram, the proposed units will also provide employment opportunities to not one but 196 disabled persons, according to the commissioner.

Earlier BJP Corporators led by their leader in the council H S Nandish Preetham trooped into the well of the hall, alleging the inability of the civic body in taking measures to mitigate the tepid smell from the plant, causing hardships to the people living in the surrounding localities.

Congress Corporator B L Bhyrappa also joined them, seeking justice. Bhyrappa who represents ward 12 (located abutting the plant), in the MCC has been consistently raising the issue, but to no avail, as claimed by him.

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