BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that all waste generated in the city will be processed from April.
Bengaluru will be the first city in the country where waste will be disposed of scientifically, he said.
After holding a review meeting with BBMP officials on Monday, he told reporters that the city generates close to 4,000 tonnes of waste a day and has 175 dry waste collection centres.
Of the 4,000 tonnes of garbage, more than 2,000 tonnes are being sent to Terra Firma and MSGP on Doddaballapur Road, KCDC near Singasandra and other units for processing. About 1,000 tonnes of unprocessed waste is being sent to Bingipura and Lakshmipura quarry landfills. Even this will be processed from April-end, the Chief Minister said.
This apart, processing units are being set up at various locations with a capacity of 2,000 tonnes. Once all these units are ready, Bengaluru will become a model in garbage disposal in the country, he said.
Gorur Villagers to Visit China
When asked about Gorur villagers in Ramanagaram district who are protesting against the setting up of a processing unit in their backyard, Siddaramaiah said they fear that their village too will suffer adverse effects like Mandur. But the plant that is going to come up at Gorur is based on European technology and is environment-friendly. “There is a similar unit in China. In order to convince the villagers, a team of 10 villagers will be sent to China at (the waste processing) company’s cost,” he said.
When asked about elected representatives accompanying them, he said it is left to them.
Sources in the CM’s office said Nelamangala and Magadi MLAs and a BBMP official are likely to join them.