Friday, August 06, 2010

Wards to have garbage convertors soon

Wards to have garbage convertors soon
Sandeep Moudgal, Bangalore, August 5, DHNS:

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is likely to float tenders for installing convertors, which would turn municipal solid waste into compost in each of the 198 wards in the City.

The Palike held a special tender presentation on Thursday for top administrators about convertors, which it claims, reduces investment on garbage clearance.

Estimated to cost a whopping Rs 25 to 30 lakh per unit, the convertors are said to generate nearly four tonnes of compost.

The units are proposed to come up on 60 x 100 feet sites and are expected to convert nearly 500 tonnes of waste everyday. The City is generating nearly 3,000 tonnes of waste per day at present.

Less pressure on landfills

“Everyday crores of rupees is spent on clearing garbage in the City. The convertors will help us to ease pressure on landfills on outskirts of the City and save us a lot of revenue,” Palike official said.

The Palike will also rope in political bigwigs, including the corporators and MLAs from 28 constituencies for the project.

“Suggestions of corporators will be taken into account while preparing the project presentation,” said a Palike official.

“At present the BBMP is looking at the possibility of having at least one convertor in each ward and then increase it to two,” said a BBMP official.

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