Chairman of the Karnataka High Court Legal Services Committee N.K. Patil has called upon local bodies to effectively implement door-to-door garbage collection.

Presiding over a meeting of the Belgaum divisional-level Lok Adalat here on Saturday, Mr. Patil advised residents to segregate household solid waste from biomedical waste such as syringes. He said a core committee could be constituted in each district which could plan recycling of biomedical waste.

Mr. Patil appealed to industrialists to plant more trees. While the authorities concerned need to ensure effective implementation of the Total Sanitation programme, the common man too needed to exhibit greater civic sense.

He also advised the district administration to provide proper facilities at the Sri Renuka Devi temple premises at Yellamma Hill near Saundatti town which lakhs of devotees visit throughout the year. He added that proper care should be taken to prevent pollution in the Malaprabha, which is a source of drinking water for Dharwad.

Committee member A.N. Yellappa Reddy, secretary Syed Mukstafa Hussain, deputy commissioners and executive heads of municipal bodies and various departments in the division attended the meeting.