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Unscientific waste disposal practice led to garbage menace

Posted on Nov 12, 07:28PM | UNI

Unscientific waste disposal practices of Bruhut Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) since last 10 years has led to garbage menace which was widely criticised.

'The waste being transported has not been processed. This created an environmental hazard to the local communities with formation of leachet and foul smell emanating from unprocessed waste', according to a release by the Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar after his tour of city today.

Bangalore generates about 4,000 MTs of waste everyday which was being transported to three landfill sites of Mandur, Mavallipura and Terrafirma. But the authorities failed to process the same to avoid hazards, leading local villagers to start protest and obstruct the movement of garbage trucks.

However, after convincing the villagers and directing BBMP to initiate action to ensure prior segregation as well as composting/processing of unsegregated waste received at Mandur landfill site, repair the roads and ensure supply of drinking water in tankers as ground water level had been poulted.

Mr Shettar said BBMP has taken initiative of waste segregation to reduce quantity of waste being transported to landfill sites and ensure scientific disposal of waste.