Thursday, July 30, 2009

Moving towards a cleaner Bangalore

Moving towards a cleaner Bangalore

BBMP sets up environment cell for better solid waste management

DNA Correspondent. Bangalore

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has constituted an environment cell for better management and disposal of solid wastes generated in the city. BBMP commissioner Bharat Lal Meena sent a direction in this regard to set up the environment cell.
Until now, the health department of the BBMP was managing the garbage disposal. But from August, the environment cell will take charge and implement the programme in several stages.
The environment cell officers will work in collaboration with the health, welfare department, BWSSB, Pollution Control Board and Bangalore Development Authority.
61 officers will be appointed to the cell. It will comprise if seven environment engineers, 26 health officers and 28 assistant executive engineers, with two to three senior health inspectors and three to four junior inspectors.

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