The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike will explore the possibility of reducing the dependence on private contractors for waste management by deploying new compactors, said BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah here on Saturday.

He was speaking after inspecting the dumping yards at Lakshmipura, Bingipura, Kalbalu and Gollahalli.

He said the BBMP would deploy its staff to handle the compactors instead of depending entirely on private contractors and the civic authority would get more involved in the waste management process.

Recruitment

Apart from deploying machinery such as compactors, it would also look into the recruitment process of the pourakarmikas.

The Commissioner also inspected the spraying of effective microorganism solution at the Lakshmipura and Bingipura dumping yards and directed the officials to take precautions to prevent the stench from reaching the adjoining villages.

The Commissioner also visited the 60 acres of land at Kalbalu that was handed over by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation to the BBMP for a dumping yard.

Processing unit

A BBMP press release said Mr. Siddaiah also directed the Chief Engineer (Solid Waste Management) to set up 200 to 300-tonne processing unit at Kalbalu.

Officials have also been asked identify two to three dumping yards in each zone so that the waste can be managed at the zonal level.

An Accounts Superintendent of the BBMP has been placed under suspension for alleged dereliction of duty.

A press release issued here said that the official, Ramamurthy, had failed to submit all the details regarding the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report to the High Court of Karnataka.

Following this, the Commissioner directed the BBMP’s Additional Commissioner (Administration) to place Ramamurthy under suspension.

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