Waste segregation didn’t figure in meeting

BBMP councillors didn\'t discuss anything on the subject of segregation of waste at the meeting that had started 90 minutes behind schedule and ended in just two hours.

Published: 30th September 2012 08:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2012 09:19 AM   |  A+A-


BBMP workers at Jayanagar. As the city grapples with its garbage, all eyes are on the implementation of BBMP’s new norms on disposal| Express photo by Nagaraja Gadekal

Though the countdown has begun for segregation of waste mandatorily at source, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) councillors did not discuss anything on the subject during the monthly meeting held here on Saturday.

The meeting ended in just two hours.

The meeting, which was supposed to start at 10.30 am began one-and-a-half-hours behind schedule. Opposition leader M K Gunashekar took a dig at Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar for taking a unilateral decision to close down the Mandur landfill. Even for courtesy’s sake, the Councillors and legislators from Congress and JD(S) were not consulted, he alleged.

He also wanted to know the exact quantity of waste collected in city. “When the city has a number of scientists and experts, what was the need for BJP to visit different cities to learn on garbage management?” he questioned.

He also said that the new garbage tender document has been drafted unscientifically.

Kachakarahalli Councillor Padmanabha Reddy alleged that officials have joined hands with the ruling party and drafted the garbage tender to favour BJP Councillors and MLAs.

Subhashnagar Councillor  Mallesh said the West zone has 44 wards, but the number of Pourakarmikas has reduced from 5,284 to 2,067 in the new tender document whereas Mahadevapura zone, which has only 17 wards, has got 2,701 Pourakarmikas as against the earlier 2,528 Pourakarmikas.

“There is partiality in allotting Pourakarmikas,” he charged.


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