Nodal officers to check waste

Published: 01st October 2012 11:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st October 2012 11:06 AM   |  A+A-


Ulsoor Lake, after the Ganesha idols were immersed| Express photo by Nagaraja Gadekal, File.

According to BBMP’s statistics, Tannery Road generates the highest amount of waste in the city. As much as 600 tonnes of garbage are collected from this area every day.

Sources claim the highest population of the city resides in this area. To deal with area-specific problems, Goel said the BBMP had appointed a few officials as nodal officers for each ward.

“A nodal officer may be an engineer, revenue officer or a health inspector. They are appointed to certain wards and their duty is to ensure that only segregated waste is collected from the residents. We will upload contact numbers of all the nodal officers on BBMP website so that people can contact them directly,” he said.

Further, Goel said starting from Monday, BBMP will upload the details of waste collected from each ward.

“We will have the details of quantity of wet waste collected and our mechanisms to clear it. We will also put up details of uncleared waste,” he said.

The BBMP will send 1,000 tonnes of segregated wet waste to Chintamani, where a private company will process it.  “We cannot expect results overnight. We have to wait and continue with our awareness campaigns on segregation of waste,” said S Venkatesh Babu, chairman, BBMP Standing Committee.

Meanwhile, reacting to the new norms, J Vasudevan of Jayamahal Citizens Forum in Pulikeshinagar complained that not many residents in the area were ready to segregate the waste.

“Only about 50 per cent of the households have decided to segregate waste after reading about it in the media. No BBMP workers have given us any guidance and hence, it cannot be implemented fully,” he added.


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