Thursday, July 31, 2008

Garbage disposal continues to haunt BBMP

Garbage disposal continues to haunt BBMP
Thursday July 31 2008 09:51 IST

Express News Service

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BANGALORE: Garbage disposal is not a new problem to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

With the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation Ltd (KCDC) downing its shutters a few months ago, the BBMP was relieved with a new dump near Doddballapur. However, the BBMP is in trouble again - this time with the villagers near Doddballapur have been protesting against the dumping.

BBMP sources said that a meeting was called for on Wednesday evening, to discuss the issue and arrive at a solution. However, it was decided that the BBMP would divert 50 more lorry loads of garbage towards the Mavallipuram landfill, where the BBMP already dumps 50 lorry loads.

Speaking to the this website's newspaper, a senior BBMP official said that the Palike was making efforts to find a solution to the problem, and that dumping garbage in Doddballapur landfill would resume after talks with the villagers.

On the other hand, garbage contractors have been pressuring the Palike to provide police protection, especially after villagers recently attacked the lorry drivers who were on their way to the Doddballapur dump, following which the dumping activity had to be put on hold.

However, with officials now planning to send 100 lorries of garbage to Mavallipuram, the remaining 300-odd lorries will have to go nowhere.

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