S. Ejaz Ahmed Sait, chairman, civic affairs and infrastructure committee of the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry, on Wednesday alleged that his organisation had made a presentation on garbage disposal before senior officers some time ago, but they failed to utilise its services.

Speaking to mediapersons, he said the FKCCI had on its roll 2,500 industries and 600 residents welfare associations (RWA) in the city, who were ready to cooperate with the government/Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike in creating awareness among the citizens and coordinating garbage disposal, segregation and maintaining clean environment.

Mr. Sait said there was technology for effective disposal of garbage and the FKCCI was ready to bring entrepreneurs to handle it. He called upon the BBMP to involve the industries and RWAs in clearing it. He said that the government was spending Rs. 240 crore for the same.

Federation president K. Shiva Shanmugam urged the government to set up centres in all the 198 wards of the BBMP where garbage collected should be dumped and the entrepreneurs would assist the civic authority in creating new revenue from it. He cited the statement by a Chennai-based entrepreneur, who produced oil from waste plastic collected there.

Mr. Shanmugam said the FKCCI was organising a round table with the BBMP to discuss civic issues and promote awareness for solid waste management, rainwater harvesting and efficient energy management for a clean and green Bangalore.

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