Mayor D. Venkatesh Murthy assured the aggrieved residents of Mavallipura that garbage would no longer be dumped in their backyard, albeit with a rider.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Council will first have to approve this and pass a resolution.

“Clearly dumping cannot continue in Mavallipura. The council will discuss the garbage crisis and pass a resolution, besides deciding on action to be initiated against Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd. for failing to scientifically dispose of garbage dumped at Mavallipura,” he told the residents at a meeting here on Wednesday.

After giving the residents a patient hearing, Mr. Murthy said a joint committee would be formed under the chairmanship of Yelahanka MLA S.R. Vishwanath to discuss the relief measures and development work that need to be taken up in the affected villages around Mavallipura.

Conceding that water sources had been polluted, he said potable water would be supplied to the villages from Yelahanka through tankers. The BBMP would also take action to conduct health camps every week or establish a dispensary at Mavallipura itself.

Earlier, the residents from the 15 affected villages submitted a memorandum with 11 demands to the Mayor. The demands included revoking permission granted to Ramky to establish a waste to energy plant at Mavallipura, shift the 40 lakh tonnes dumped in Mavallipura, 16 lakh tonnes on land belonging to the Forest Department and 20 lakh tonnes dumped on gomala land there, and lodge criminal case against BBMP officials and Ramky for failing to adhere to the Municipal Solid Waste Management and Handling Rules 2000.

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