“As per the plan, we have provided details of manpower, machinery equipment and vehicles to the contractors in five zones.
This decision of exemption was taken at the 52nd GST council meeting held on October 7, in New Delhi.
Besides minimising environmental pollution and protecting public health, the move aims to reclaim 10 hectares of land, which has been rendered useless, across states.
An action plan has been prepared and on October 1, an hour will be dedicated to clearing waste from near tourist places, bus stands, schools/colleges and health institutions.
The court also said that BBMP may also take steps to implement the user fee collection system for solid waste management as early as possible, as there is no pre-requisite to obtaining permission.
The 20-acre land parcel was originally allocated to the NDMC on a perpetual lease basis. This transfer will adhere to the provisions outlined in the Master Plan for Delhi 2021, the officials said.
Kerala is a rapidly urbanising state, and it is estimated that by 2035, 90 per cent of Kerala’s population will live in cities.
Cutting-edge waste management units such as bio-methanation plants, which convert waste into bio-CNG, and windrow compost plants will be established.
As the first step of the project, a public consultation meeting was held at the Town Hall on Monday to garner the views of the public.
Senior officials said the corporation was planning to establish the facility at Sengulam colony.
"Anyone going for a morning walk through the city streets can see non-segregated waste kept in front of restaurants and shopping complexes.
The minister suggested visiting places like Indore, Singapore and cities in Tamil Nadu to study the best practices adopted in garbage management, and replicate it in Bengaluru, if it works.
The city corporation had floated a third tender for outsourcing management of solid wastes. The tender valued at Rs 134.99 crore is for a period of three years.
On the occasion, managing director of Andhra Hospitals Dr Paturi Venkata Ramana Murthy and staff congratulated Subba Rao.