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Ten black spots in each ward to get clean-up

Published: 08th June 2013 11:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2013 12:49 PM   |  A+A-

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will identify 10 black spots of garbage heaps in each ward and ensure that they are cleared everyday.

In a review meet on Friday, BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana directed officials to identify 10 spots in each ward and to develop these into transit points to ensure that the garbage is cleared everyday.

“Priority will be given to keep the surroundings clean. If surroundings are kept clean, people tend to throw waste at one point. Else, they will throw waste all around, creating further mess,” he stated in a press release.

The release added that the Commissioner instructed officials to finalise the tendering process for all of the 38 packages in the next one week. He also said facility has been made for Dry Waste Collection Centres at 22 wards, which, by the end of this month, will be announced as zero-garbage wards. Segregation of waste will be effectively enforced and wet waste will be sent to Karnataka Compost Development Corporation for composting everyday. He also instructed officials to issue notice on garbage contractors who do not oblige to rules.

Further, the Commissioner said they will depute one dedicated official in each ward to look after systematic garbage disposal. At present, there are junior health inspectors who are in-charge of two to three wards. This, the Commissioner felt, is a burden. “By having a dedicated official, it will ensure better management. If needed, we will deploy senior health inspectors to look into garbage disposal in their respective wards,” the release added.

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