Looks like the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has come to the rescue of the BBMP. Going by KSPCB chairman’s words, the board will not oppose if waste is dumped in an abandoned quarry, provided it is well maintained by the Palike.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a seminar on Thursday, KSPCB Chairman Dr Vaman Acharya said with the villagers’ protest in Mandur, garbage crisis in city has reached a deadlock. He said that the BBMP is seeking permission to dump waste in abandoned quarry pits for three months. “We are aware of the problems faced by the BBMP. The KSPCB will neither give permission nor object dumping waste in the quarries,” he said. “I will tell the BBMP to give us in writing on how many days they will dump in the abandoned quarries. Once they fill those quarries, they have to develop a garden,” he added.