Garbage disposal: HC pulls up Bangalore civic body
The High Courtís warning and demand for an action taken report on measures taken by the BBMP for garbage disposal in the city by November 5 came even as the chairman of the top IT firm Wipro Azim Premji called for a citizenís movement against the apathy of the civic authorities.
The High Court in the course of the hearing of a series of petitions pending before it since July this year on garbage disposal in Bangalore has been trying to facilitate the streamlining of disposal through segregation and appropriate disposal mechanisms as mandated for sustainable growth of cities.
Despite the BBMP giving the court assurances of implementing garbage segregation at source (in homes and commercial enterprises) from October 1 the garbage disposal problem has aggravated over the last two months with elected representatives in the city council resisting efforts to change to new garbage contracts to reflect the new segregation system imposed on citizens.
Coupled with a problem of shortage of landfills on the outskirts of the city to dump the garbage from the city (amid protests by local residents at a prominent site used for the last 12 years) garbage has piled around the city over the past month
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