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'Wake Up, Clean Up' drive will go across city

Published: 05th June 2013 11:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2013 11:48 AM   |  A+A-

The ‘Wake Up, Clean Up’ waste management expo of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which was organised in February, will soon be organised in all zones in the city.

The BBMP had organised the eight-day expo at Freedom Park in which many NGOs, experts and stakeholders in solid waste management took part. BBMP authorities interacted with members from various bulk waste generators, including hotels, apartments and hospitals, and urged them to dispose of waste themselves. After its success, the BBMP is now planning to conduct the same at the zonal-level.

BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana told Express that segregation of waste is now mandatory.

By the end of June, all wards will be getting dry waste collection centres, he said.

“There is a need to bring awareness on segregation. That is the main reason behind organising the ‘Wake Up, Clean Up’ expo,” he said.  As a pilot project, the first zonal programme will be organised at Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Wednesday.

“Depending on the response, we will organise similar events at other zones,” he added. Rajarajeshwari Nagar Deputy Commissioner Ramesh Kumar said the BBMP, in association with Mindtree, will organise the event at the Mindtree campus. The theme of the event is ‘decentralised approach to waste management’, he said. 

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