Bengaluru

Garbage mess: ‘why not rope in firms?’

Why can’t we rope in private companies, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), to help with solid waste management?

A Division Bench of Karnataka High Court, comprising Justice N. Kumar and Justice B.V. Nagarathna, posed this question to BBMP Commissioner M. Lakshminarayana while hearing a few PIL petitions.

Pointing out that when firms have come forward to maintain parks as part of their CSR, the Bench said that there should not be any difficulty to render a helping hand in solid waste management as they are a part of the city.

When told that firms can give monetary support, the Bench said more than money it is their human resource and experience in management that will help.

Similarly, the Bench said that CREDAI, which represents builders and developers, would be able to help in collection and disposal of debris by engaging a BBMP empanelled vendor having expertise in such service.

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