BENGALURU: While Bengaluru has been named the cleanest state capital by the Union Urban Development Ministry in its Swachh Bharat list, a waste management expert in the city says this is not visible on the roads.
N Ramakanth, a member of the BBMP Solid Waste Management expert committee, said Bengaluru was the first city to have a dry waste collection centre in every ward. “The Centre’s Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules incorporate rules which are in force here. We are a role model. We were the first to bring in a law on segregation at source. We also brought in a law to penalise offenders. But this is not visible on the roads. This is because the enforcement authority (BBMP) is not enforcing rules,” he said.
BBMP commissioner G Kumar Naik said, “Public participation is playing an important role. There is awareness on garbage disposal. In two to three months, we will be able to process all the waste we generate.”