Saturday, December 05, 2009

Garbage segregation to be mandatory

Garbage segregation to be mandatory
Bangalore, Dec 4, DHNS:

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to make segregation of garbage (wet and dry) compulsory for large structures.


At a meeting held earlier this week, the Palike decided that marriage halls, apartments and institutions will be forced to have waste segregation at the source. The rules may be brought into effect within the next week.

The BBMP will penalise the citizens who do not comply with the rules as per the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act (KMC), 1972.

Further, the Palike has also decided to place a Rs one lakh revolving fund with the ward-level engineers in association with the Resident Welfare Associations for the disposal of garbage in their areas.

The BBMP will publish advertisements and carry out door-to-door awareness campaign on the garbage segregation. “The main idea behind the segregation of waste is to ensure that the waste is disposed easily in the dump yards,” an official said. The wet garbage is to be disposed in compost pits created in public spaces like parks, playgrounds and other areas under the BBMP.

It will further have transit points in the City for the workers to collect the waste and dump them. From the transit points the trucks will then ferry them to the dump yards. Meanwhile, the K R Puram nine-point programme will now be incorporated into new tenders floated for garbage disposal. The programme would include placing two people and a tipper truck for every street apart from using coloured bins for segregation.

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