A week after the new rule on segregation of waste at source came into force, the BBMP claimed that it has achieved 30 per cent success in making people to adhere to the rule.
Jayanagar MLA B N Vijaykumar, who is also president of Bangalore City BJP Unit, said that a number of awareness programmes have been held in his constituency. “People are now mentally prepared to segregate waste at source. By this month end, we will be successful in streamlining the system of garbage collection,” he said.
Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy said that it would take at least two months for BBMP to implement the new garbage tender.
“There are complaints that Pourakarmikas are not taking segregated waste or they will mix segregated waste. We have made segregation mandatory in our new garbage tender. If contractors fail to follow, we can deduct amount from the monthly bill,” he said.
For the last one week, though many councillors, along with MLAs, are on door-to-door campaigns about the segregation of waste at source, it seems that there is no coordination between councillors and MLAs, if both belong to different parties. However, it is not so in constituencies where councillors and legislators are from a single party.
“Some legislators have taken this campaign as an advantage as Assembly polls are due in the next six to eight months,” a councillor said.
■ Drum beating at Dattatreya Temple ward to reach out to slum dwellers.
■ Citizen Action Forum members organised a walkathon in and around Gandhi Bazar.
■ Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy took part in a door-to-door campaign at his ward.
■ At HSR layout, an announcement on waste segregation was made through autorickshaws.
■ Ruling party leader and Byrasandra Councillor N Nagaraju will give two coloured dustbins (red for dry watse and green for wet waste) to the residents during his door-to-door camapign which will start from Wednesday.