Corporator flays Mayor for warning on on waste segregation

Corporator flays Mayor for warning on on waste segregation

Mangaluru: BJP corporator and former Council Opposition leader Roopa D Bangera has critisised the standing instruction given by Mangaluru Mayor Kavita Sanil, to the waste collection agency not to collect the non-segregated waste from households. She has termed the decision of the Mayor as a 'hasty one'.

In a press statement, Roopa said that the decision of the Mayor is premature as the existing system of waste collection is itself troubled by multiple problems and the waste management is not prompt.

Citizens are complaining and trying to adjust the the new system. Much trash is dumped on main roads and is not collected by the waste management company which has inked a pact with the MCC.

If the segregation of dry and wet waste is made compulsory for the public at this stage, the dumping of waste on the roadsides may increase, Roopa observed.

Roopa Bangera pointed out in her press statement that the former Mayor had promised distribution of separate waste collection baskets to segregate wet and dry waste and a budget sanction for it. But, this promise has not been fulfilled, even though former Mayor Harinath successor's tenure is about to end.

Instead of making waste segregation compulsory in a hurry, awareness of scientific waste segregation needs to be spread at the ward level. The hurdles for the solid waste management should be cleared after consulting the engineers, waste management contractors and corporation members.

Threatening people will not work well, Roopa Bangera has said.

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