Segregation of waste at source is the only way to combat garbage issues in Bengaluru
Do we want Bengaluru to be stamped as the ‘garbage city’, permanently? The state of the art garbage-processing unit with scientific treatment and disposal facility at Kannahalli is capable of treating 500 tonnes of waste every day. But it is treating only 250 tonnes of waste currently. The reason being that the unit accepts only segregated waste and what BBMP gets from nearby zones of Bengaluru is only this much.
“We want Bengalureans to segregate waste at source. This is the only way we can overcome the garbage crisis. Out of the 3,500 tonnes of waste the city generates, only 1,200 tonnes undergoes processing. We are doing our best to create awareness about segregation. I hope things will improve in future and we can run the processing units to their full extent,” said BBMP commissioner G Kumar Naik.
The commissioner further said the Palike doesn’t want to take the mixed waste to these new units as they don’t want to repeat the situations they faced at Mandur and Mavallipura. “At the new units, we are paying the facilitator not on the waste intake. They get paid for the processed product. This ensures the garbage is treated for sure,” he added, reported The Times Of India.
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