In an attempt to find a permanent solution to the ongoing garbage disposal issue plaguing Bangalore, an official team headed by Minister for Urban Development S. Suresh Kumar will leave for Salem in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

Disclosing this to presspersons, Mr. Kumar said that following direction from Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, a team comprising officials from the Department of Urban Development and Commissioners of four city corporations, would visit Salem to look in to the waste management mechanism adapted by the Salem City Corporation (SCC).

Hanjer Biotech Energies Private Limited (HBEPL) had been “successfully” handling waste management of SCC for the past few years. The former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had also visited Hanjer plant in Salem recently and was impressed by the way solid waste was being managed, he said.

Pact signed

The HBEPL, which had already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gulbarga City Corporation, came forward to manage waste in Bangalore city.

The company wanted to set up its automated segregation plant on 10 acres to manage 750 million tonnes a day, he said.

The team would submit its report to Mr. Shettar on Wednesday and the proposal would be placed before the Cabinet for approval, he said.

Similarly, Hubli City Corporation was planning to adapt waste management system in place in Pune. “Instead of setting up waste management plants in one area, the government is planning to set up eight areas outside the city to problem of transportation and disposal of waste”, he added.