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Karnataka CM takes stock of garbage disposal

Posted on Nov 12, 06:18PM | UNI

Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar today went around the city to make on at spot study of garbage disposal.

Garbage had attracted widespread criticism with New York times terming 'Garden City turns into Garbage City', besides the State High Court had pulled up and even threatened to supersede Bruhut Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) if immediate action was not taken to clear.

The Chief Minister, who visited Koramangala, Jayanagara, Basavanagudi and Bytarayanapura, said seven places have been identified for garbage disposal.

He said 50 Environmental Engineers have been appointed and the work is going on war footing.

Mr Shettar said segregation points would be set up in every Assembly constituencies with 300 mt each so that the garbage is segregated and disposed for manure and recycling of plastics.

Following protests by the villagers, the BBMP had been facing difficult in dumping the Garbage, besides the Contractors had also for some time reluctant to lift in protest against non-payment.

Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok and Minister for Law and Urban Development S Suresh Kumar and officials accompanied the Chief Minister on his round of the city in a bus.