'Permanent solution to garbage crisis in 2 years'

The long-pending waste-to-energy project, that promises to find a permanent solution to the City’s garbage problems, will be a reality within two years, according to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

The government has approved setting up of three waste-processing units on the outskirts of Bengaluru, he said in reply to a question asked by JD(S) member B Ramakrishna in the Legislative Council on Thursday. One of these units, to be set up by the Satarem group near Magadi, will process one thousand tonnes of garbage. The other units, of 600-tonne capacity each, will be installed by Essel at Giddanahalli and Organic Waste at Yelahanka by Organic Waste India Pvt Ltd. All the three units will be operational within two years and will handle Bengaluru’s garbage for the next decade.

Stating that Bengaluru generates 3,500 tonnes of garbage every day, the chief minister said the government had identified seven places to set up waste-processing units. While one unit—set up by the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) at Kudlu is operational and expanding its activities—the rest are being constructed at Chikkanagamangala, Subbarayanapalya, Lingadheeranahalli, Doddabidarkallu, Kannahalli and Seegehalli.

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