Garbage menace: City to get four new waste treatment plants

Garbage menace: City to get four new waste treatment plants

“It has been barely a minute since you got here and you are already crinkling your nose in disgust. Imagine our plight.We have been bearing this stench for years. You coolly sit in the Assembly. But we are dying here due to the garbage menace.”

This was how the angry residents of Mandur in Mahadevapura confronted the elected representatives who reached the venue of their protest on Sunday.

The villagers were protesting the dumping of garbage at the landfill at Mandur.

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, Mahadevapura MLA Aravind Limabavali, Mayor B S Satyanarayana and senior BBMP officials arrived at the landfill under heavy police protection.

They held a meeting at BBMP’s Zonal office in Mahadevapura.

Bid to solve garbage woes

Later, talking to the presspersons, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner M Lakshminarayana said the Palike was searching for two new landfill areas, in a serious attempt to solve the garbage crisis in the City.

Lakshminarayana said that four new waste processing plants would be coming up soon.

“The four private companies that we have roped in to set up the plants are Satarem Enterprises, MSGP Infra Tech Private Limited, Nobel Exchange Environment Solutions and Essel group.

While for the two solid waste management companies, we will be providing land for setting up plants, the other two will be set up by companies after purchasing the land themselves.

We are also setting up 16 biomethanisation plants,” said the BBMP Commissioner

Arvind Limbavali said the BBMP should rope in garbage experts to clear the garbage at Mandur landfill.

“Everyday, around 1,800 tonnes of garbage is reaching Mandur. Presently, there are around 20 to 25 lakh tonnes of waste dumped. It will take at least two years to remove the waste,” Limbavali said.

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