In just about three weeks’ time, councillors and health staff of the city Corporation will fan out to areas under its jurisdiction to explain the need for a decentralised garbage management programme and provide on-the-spot approval for setting up biogas plants and pipe-composts.

The plan is to convene a meeting of the councillors and the health staff of the civic body at the beginning of next week during which they will be briefed about the initiative and of their role in mobilising people for conventions to be held in the Corporation health circles by the end of the month. In the first phase, conventions will be held in 25 health circles.

At the conventions, people will be informed of the two decentralised forms of garbage management, and if there are requests, on-the-spot approval will be given to set up biogas plants and pipe-composts. In the case of pipe-composts, pipes and lids will be given on the spot. Representatives of agencies involved in the setting up of the biogas plants would be present to clear doubts, a Corporation official told The Hindu.

“This is to give momentum to the decentralised garbage management and with the conventions, people need not come to the Corporation office to get approvals. We will also like the people to come together so that biogas plants can be set in public places,” he said.