Citizens must take onus of garbage

Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 in Environment and Ecology

Residents who generate waste should also cooperate for its disposal, said MLA Ashwath Narayana at a conference organised at Malleswaram Government Girls Junior College on Saturday.

He was speaking at the Republic Day celebrations of a civic organisation, My Malleswaram, that organised a waste management community conference called- My Clean Malleswaram (MCM).

During his speech, he said that even though the civic agency has various solutions for proper disposal of waste, without active participation from citizens, it is difficult to implement such plans.

Various cities in developed countries are facing problems with garbage disposal and Bangalore is one of them. The citizens have a great responsibility in making the city garbage free, the MLA said.

In Malleswaram alone, there are more than 200 commercial establishments. These establishments should set up their own waste disposal and processing units in their premises, he said.

Ashwath Narayana added that various organisations in Malleswaram, along with Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), are conducting programmes to create awareness regarding the scientific disposal of garbage.

He assured that scientific disposal units similar to the unit at Chowdaiah memorial hall will be set up at Harishchandra Ghat, near Dattatreya Temple, Subramanyanagar and other places in the days to come. In order to make it successful, the citizens should segregate the waste at source, he added.

Malleswaram Swabhimana Initiative (MSI) member Vani Murthy said that more than 100 apartments in Malleswaram have already registered for scientifically disposing the waste.

The organisation had also arranged exhibitions on various models of scientific disposal of garbage. A website www.mymalleshwaram.org which was slated to be launched at the event, was postponed due to technical glitches. 

First published in DNA



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