A team led by Transport Minister, Mayor reach Chettichavadi

A delegation of more than 200 people, including 130 councillors, led by Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, Bangalore Mayor B.S. Satyanarayana, and the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner Lakshminarayana visited the solid waste management plant at Chettichavadi here on Wednesday.

Mr. Satyanarayana said that the aim of the visit was to study the solid waste management here and to replicate the model in Bangalore.

“We are working out a solution for the scientific disposal of solid wastes and garbage in the city,” he added.

“The city is developing at a quicker pace. The garbage generated was about 4,500 tonnes a day,” said B.V. Ganesh, a Councillor. The inability to dispose garbage in a proper way led to they accumulating in villages. This affected the health of villagers who complain of in mosquito and stray dog menace. Underground water was getting polluted because of the dumping of wastes, said the Councillors. Mr. Ramalinga Reddy said that the biggest problem faced by citizens of Bangalore was segregating wastes.

“Since the entire garbage cannot be processed at one place, the process of segregation and disposal will be decentralised. Eight such units will be established in the city,” he added.

The team studied the way waste has been used to create wealth.

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