BBMP comes up with new waste scheme for 38 wards | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is implementing a separate garbage collection system in 38 wards to achieve 100% segregation and removal of black spots in three months.
A test run has begun in Govindrajnagar ward (104) to separate wet and dry waste. BBMP commissioner Manjunatha Prasad along with special commissioner D Randeep and other officials working on solid waste management held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss alternative methods of waste segregation.
As per the Palike’s micro plan, a survey is being conducted in the wards. The scheme envisages one auto-tipper, compost van, pourakarmika and health inspector (for monitoring) for every 700 houses. “A road map is being chalked out. The auto-tippers and compost vans will be GPS-enabled and we’ll monitor their movement from the central control room,” Prasad said.
Link workers will assist BBMP officials and marshals in spreading awareness on segregating waste. “We want to ensure the city’s overall Swachhata ranking improves, for which we need to educate people on the importance of segregation,” he said.
Special awareness drive

The Palike will conduct a special campaign under which vans with public address system will do rounds of the 38 wards to spread awareness about segregation. “We have categorised the programme into three legs — from 6.30am to 10.30am, we will use loudspeakers and the vans will visit every street, from 11am to 1pm, staff will interact with representatives of small industries about the necessity of segregation and from 11am to 2pm, streets will be cleared of garbage,” the commissioner explained.
The agency will monitor citizens’ complaints regarding waste management on Twitter, Facebook and the Sahaaya 2.0 application, and address them.
“It is often seen that contractors get involved in malpractices and stop collecting waste or end up dumping it at empty sites, which defeats the purpose of solid waste management,” said Prasad. To check this, the control room will monitor the vans and ensure waste is collected and disposed of in the right manner.

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