BANGALORE: While the Bruhat Bangalore Mahangara Palike (BBMP) continues to reject offers, to turn their waste into a valuable resource from various organisations, Shree Sadguru Seva Samiti inaugurated a two-day convention to create awareness on converting household waste and other garbage into natural gas.
The convention was held for all the Karnataka Rajya Swayam Seva Mandals or Self Help Groups (SHG) in the state. “Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) and other SHGs are well informed about converting waste into gas,” Rama Rao, president of the Seva Samiti said. Speaking with City Express, he said that the main aim of the convention was to create awareness on the potential to convert waste into consumable gas. Participants at the event said that when social workers want to contribute to the society, they are not well-versed with such technical aspects and any assistance would be helpful to them. “Most of these groups can create employment and also contribute to reducing the waste generated in the respective regions they come from,” another member of the Committee said. Volunteers acknowledged that waste issues had created many problems and inept handling of the matter was not helping the community. “The goal of these groups is to ensure that we can effectively deal with the waste generated, as residents often complain about garbage not being cleared or dumped in their area,” they added. Many companies in the city have also taken to this mechanism, they said. Volunteers shared that such opportunities not only help them earn their living, but also contribute to the welfare of the community.
The two-day convention would see the felicitation of over 150 students who have secured over 90 per cent in their SSLC examinations. Bangalore city alone produces over 3,000 metric tons of garbage everyday, and most of it is sent to the dumping sites located in over four locations in the outskirts of the city.