Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar prepared plans to set up a modern and scientific waste management system in Bangalore.
The plan, which aims to set up one processing unit in each of Bangalore’s 28 assembly constituencies, aims to decentralize waste processing in the long-term.
Each unit will be capable of processing close to 300 tonne of garbage a day. Bangalore, with a population of 8.5 million, generates nearly 3,000 tonne of waste a day.
This will ensure creating capability of daily, online processing of incoming waste for the next 10 years and leave no trace of any untreated waste, including leachate, foul smell, etc., Shettar said at a press briefing on 12 November.
Some reports suggest that even if half of these units are set up, they would go a long way in meeting Bangalore’s needs for the next 10 years.
The local body expects funding for this project to come from the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, and wherever possible, be public-private partnerships.
The mission is an urban modernization programme launched by the Union government. Shettar said BBMP has identified 112 acre of government land across seven locations, as well as private land, for this purpose.?Additionally,?new?residential?layouts will be mandated to provide land to create waste management infrastructure.