At a time when BBMP is pondering upon waste management at source and making it mandatory very soon, there seems to be a shadow of Mavallipura landfill on the roads of Agrahara Dasarahalli and Vijayanagar where garbage plays a prominent role in highlighting the area with its fetor.
The road is decorated with leftover food from the surrounding hotels, plastic from the nearby shops and stale vegetables from the market established on the other side of the road.
People claim that the BBMP workers do not clear the piled up heap properly; they just clear the 30 per cent of garbage and the rest lies uncleared.
The situation is the same next day. “The garbage collectors do not come to the area on a regular basis.
They come according to their whims and fancies, clearing small amount of garbage leaving the wet waste,” said Ashok, a local resident. "There are a few hotels and vegetable Mandis which generate a lot of garbage everyday.
When the garbage collectors do not come, the entire area gets flooded with litter on the roadside. The surrounding stinks so bad that one finds it very difficult to walk," he added.According to a vendor, the situation is worse when there is any party at a nearby party hall.
"This road is filled with immense plastic waste and wet waste which affect us," he said.The road in front of Vijayanagar Public Ground is prey to similar menace.The garbage dumped on the roadside has not been cleared since a long time and it is rampantly increasing in size.
A local resident, tired of complaining the issue to BBMP, said, “I have been seeing this garbage since it was a morsel, now the things have turned very pathetic.
We have been complaining to BBMP but in vain.” Segregation at source: Segregation of garbage at source will reduce the amount of garbage transported to the landfill sites, which in turn will reduce the problem of lack of landfill sites as well.
The recent plans to make waste segregation at source mandatory by the BBMP is welcomed by the citizens with an unanimous suggestion to the BBMP authorities. “BBMP should encourage people to segregate their waste at source.
This cannot happen easily, as many people are unaware of the segregation method. Residents should be educated about the segregation program and for that BBMP should conduct effective campaigns.
A ground level ban on every sort of plastic should be practiced. In the past also BBMP had announced about plastic ban in the city but that program went for a toss.
” Asserting further they said, “It's not just the sole responsibility of BBMP to implement waste management effectively; every individual should play a role to help BBMP get rid of the waste in an environmentally friendly manner.