'Mixed bags' for wet waste

Published: 06th October 2012 10:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2012 10:04 AM   |  A+A-

While the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) claims there is a huge demand for wet waste, some are skeptical, as the segregated wet waste is not suitable of lands.

The BBMP Council in its recent meeting had passed a resolution that they would give Rs 66 per tonne as processing fee for wet waste.

 BBMP Commissioner Rajneesh Goel had even said they would send the waste for free of cost to the farmers.

 After the new segregation rule came into effect from October 1, segregation has achieved more than 32 per cent, which means more than 800 tonnes of wet waste is collected from all the eight zones.

 At BBMP Yelahanka zone, MLA Vishwanath is sending the wet waste to his land in Hessarghatta.

 Garudacharapalya ward Councillor Pillappa collected all the wet waste generated in his ward and sent it to his land.

 According to Babanna, joint commissioner, Rajarajeshwarinagar, farmers are have voluntarily come forward to take waste from them.

 In this zone, there is 25 per cent to 30 per cent segregation of garbage at source.

 “We are giving it for free of cost. There is a demand for the same,” he said.

However, BBMP Joint Commissioner (East) Venkateshappa said they are sending all the wet waste to Mandur landfill site.

Though the zone has reached 35 per cent of segregation, there are no takers.

There is a need to bring more awareness,” he said


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