CMC chalks out strategy for scientific waste management

After flagging off the three new tractors, Prakash said the CMC would adopt scientific methods for the management of solid waste. After the purchase of tipper autos, garbage will be collected from every doorstep and a new system of garbage disposal will be put in place.

Stree Shakti groups will be approached for managing these tipper autos and a fee will be fixed for garbage collection, he said. The CMC chief warned that action would be taken against houses and hotels that dump garbage on the roads and drains. The garbage collected will be disposed at the 15-acre land near Puttathimmanahalli and will be converted to vermicompost. The manure will be sold to farmers and the profits made will be utilised for solid waste management.

A compound has already been built around the land for setting up a solid waste processing unit and a borewell has also been dug. A total of Rs 50 lakh has been earmarked for this and an appeal has been submitted to the Chief Minister for releasing another Rs 50 lakh from his funds.

Talking about the acute scarcity of water in the region, Prakash said depletion of water in the ground table was a reason for this. “Water is already being supplied through tankers. More tankers will be employed soon,” he assured. CMC Commissioner Umashankar, member Ravi and others were present.

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