Make 'Wake Up, Clean Up' a reality, says Siddaiah

Make 'Wake Up, Clean Up' a reality, says Siddaiah

 The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has started an exercise to realise those decisions taken during 'Wake Up, Clean Up Bangalore' — the week-long event on solutions for disposal of garbage organised at Freedom Park held from February 3.

As part of the exercise, BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah held a meeting with officials on Thursday, to discuss feasible garbage disposal systems. During the meeting, Siddaiah appointed several key officials to tackle specific areas of waste management. 

According to Palike sources, Chief Engineer B S Prasad will co-ordinate with dry waste collection centres and integrated waste management yards. Chief Health Officer of the Palike, Dr Devaki Umesh, is to coordinate with hospitals for the safe disposal of medical waste. “She will also ensure that wet waste disposal units are set up to handle kitchen waste generated by hotels and marriage halls,” sources explained.

Umesh has also been asked to identify additional places where wet waste can be effectively disposed so as to reduce the City’s dependence on Terra Firma on Doddaballapur Road — where the bulk of wet waste is currently being disposed of. 

Siddaiah has assigned BBMP Joint Commissioner Hemaji Nayak to ensure that the garbage segregation at source is implemented at schools, colleges and other education institutions. Nayak has also been entrusted with the task of ensuring that segregation of waste at source is taught at educational institutions.

Brijesh Kumar, Conservator of Forests, will be in charge of leaf-litter disposal in the City. The BBMP will soon buy 10 shredding machines to minimise leaf waste collected in the parks, gardens and public places. Siddaiah also appointed officers who will handle specific types of waste generated by traders, businessmen and corporates.

Zonal commissioners, chief engineers and their subordinate engineers have been asked to ensure that the segregation of garbage at source is implemented. They have been asked to reach out to the local residents' welfare associations and other organisations to see to it that the garbage segregation is implemented successfully in their area concerned.

BBMP officials also reviewed measures taken to ensure that promises made by businessmen and corporate giants are implemented. 

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