Palike markets to get makeover

Markets coming under the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits will get a makeover with the funds allotted under the Nagarothana scheme.

Speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Organic Waste Converter unit at Madiwala vegetable market on Monday, Bangalore Urban district in-charge minister Ramalinga Reddy said that facilities such as toilets, platforms, parking lots among others will be upgraded at the existing markets. 

 The work will be completed within six months time, he added.The organic waste converter set up at Madiwala market is a joint venture of Aruna Green Ventures Private Limited and BBMP. 

The plant has the capacity to process 250 kg of organic waste, everyday, said  Director of the Aruna Green Ventures, Kumar Subba Rao.

“We can increase the capacity of the converter to 5,000 kg depending upon the response to the project. 

The converter has been set up at a cost of Rs 10 lakh. The Palike has provided space and electricity supply for the project,” said Rao.

Mayor B S Satyanarayana said that wet waste collection centres will be set up across the City on the lines of dry waste collection centres.

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