US firm offers solution to City's garbage crisis

US firm offers solution to City's garbage crisis

An American firm has come forward to bail the City out of the humongous garbage problem.

The executives of the Rushe Infratek-Orion Enterprises on Monday gave a presentation to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on solid waste management. The firm has proposed that it will not only dispose the garbage but will also generate electricity that will be sold to the State. It is currently managing the municipal waste in Vietnam.

The firm requires 25 acres of land and power grid to supply electricity. It said that there will not be any additional burden on the State exchequer. Instead, it will ensure cleanliness.

The executives of the firm have promised that they can generate at least 800 MW to 1,000 MW electricity from the 4,000 tonnes of waste generated per day in Bengaluru.

Trial basisWhile reacting positively, the chief minister told the delegation that there was already a huge pile-up of waste at a few landfill sites, such as Mandur, Mavallipura and Bingipura, which needs to be cleared up. He asked the executives to start their project at Mandur on a trial basis. 

Further steps would be initiated after analysing the pros and cons of the project. District in-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy, Home Minister K J George, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar, Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee, BBMP Commissioner G Kumar Naik and others were present on the occasion.
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