Palike explores ward-level solutions to rid City of garbage

Palike explores ward-level solutions to rid City of garbage

 The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, in its efforts to tackle garbage crisis, has invited a Pune-based non-governmental organisation for ‘micro management’ of garbage at two wards in the City.

The All India Institute of Local Self Government would implement its project on a pilot basis in Dr Rajkumar Ward and Devarajeevanahalli ward, and depending on the success, the model would be emulated in the rest of the City.

Ashish Deosthali, Executive Director of the Institute, said the basic problem was not that of disposal, but of collection. “Most of the problems are solved if a scientific methodology is adopted for collection of garbage. We are looking at a proper route map to maximise garbage collection,” he said.

Deosthali said on an average three to four tonnes of garbage are generated per day from each ward, which have a population of 12,000 and 18,000 respectively, and the Institute would provide solutions for garbage disposal within the ward limits.

The Institute will make use of Geographic Information System map of the two wards to determine an optimal route for garbage collection and its disposal at a designated place. Garbage disposal plants will be set up in the two wards.

Deosthali said a detailed project report will be prepared subject to allotment of land in the wards for disposal of garbage.

If implemented, the plan helps citizens track movement of garbage transporting trucks and the arrival of pourakarmikas for door-to-door collection of segregated waste. A time-bound tracking system will be put in place, he added.

On the other hand, the Palike is also mooting a pilot project based on the plan by
Vellore-based Indian Green Services (IGS) involving the local residents’ welfare associations. According to C Srinivasan, Project Director, the IGS model relies on the awareness among citizens on garbage segregation.

“If garbage is segregated properly and disposed by citizens, each household can earn a revenue of Rs three per day in any given locality,” said Srinivasan.  

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