Palike plans checklist for clean city

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

After taking up many inititiatives to manage the garbage menace in the city, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has now planned another drive.

The Palike will give cards to all the pourakarmikas, who will register the garbage collection data of every household.

The drive is expected to kick off from next month.

After the new segregation rule came into effect from October 1, the BBMP claimed it has crossed 30 per cent collection of wet waste.

In spite of door-to-door campaigns, residents of many areas are yet to segregate waste.

Now, to keep a check on this, the BBMP plans to give cards to pourakarmikas who will mark the type of waste given by each house.

Speaking to Express, BBMP Commissioner Rajneesh Goel said a pourakarmika will collect waste from at least 150 houses.

“Through Global Information System (GIS), BBMP will have details of all the houses under its limits. Based on the data, we will mark the houses, street, and allot the same to the pourakarmikas,” he said.

Goel added that the card will have door number, street number and the area name.

He further said, “When a pourakarmika visits a particular house, he or she, will mark the type of the waste given.

There will be column with options-dry waste, wet waste, mixed waste and no waste. Pourakarmikas will tick under the same.” “Through this we can analyse houses which do not give segregated waste. If we get to know that a particular house fails to give segregated waste, our officials will visit their house. This will be helpful for us to impose a penalty,” he said.

“Apart from this, if any house has not given garbage for a long time, we can suspect the house owner and check. They might throw the waste on road,” Goel said.

“We need to blame ourselves. If our pourakarmikas do not collect waste from each house, these people throw garbage elsewhere,” he said.

However, this will become practical only after the new garbage tender gets nod of the Council.

This is expected to be cleared in this month’s Council meeting.


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