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Waste woes: Set up 3 segregation units in each ward, orders HC

The High Court directed the government and BBMP to start solid waste management units in 28 Assembly constituencies in two months and three segregation units in each of the 198 wards.

Published: 23rd November 2012 08:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2012 08:18 AM   |  A+A-

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 The High Court on Thursday directed the government and BBMP to start solid waste management units in 28 Assembly constituencies in two months and three segregation units in each of the 198 wards.

 It sought a status report by December 6.

 A division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna passed the order while hearing a bunch of petitions on garbage disposal and said, “We want clean environment for Bangalore and it is an honest hope that the problem faced by citizens will be solved to some extent if these steps are implemented.

” Earlier during the hearing, Advocate General S Vijay Shankar submitted that the Revenue Department had identified government land in 82 villages.

 He said the Urban Development Department, BBMP and pollution control board will work together to solve the problem.

 He said the state has identified 94.

34 acres of land near Sarjapur for which the pollution control board had given its clearance.

 When counsel representing the BBMP said garbage in the city had been cleared, G R Mohan who had filed a PIL in the case, objected and said garbage was still left uncleared.

 He added that though residents segregated waste, those who collected it, carried mixed garbage in their three-wheelers.

 Meanwhile, counsel representing the old contractors said that if they are granted the new contracts, they will segregate garbage and transport it in different vehicles.

 “We have a plan of action.

 We clear 66 percent of the waste while BBMP clears only 34 percent.

 There is daily income of Rs 2.68 crore from dry waste,” he said.

 Justice Sen directed BBMP to dump wet waste at the newly identified area near Sarjapur and dry waste at Mavallipura and said, “We direct that at least seven new areas be identified for dumping waste,” Sen said.



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