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Citizens actions and good practices need to be replicated accross city Bangalore :

Not so ‘complex’ a problem

At Belandur Lake area : 

With a little help, 70 apartment complexes in Bellandur ward now segregate their waste

Two years ago, at the height of one of the city’s many garbage crises, a group of Bellandur residents decided it was time that the practice of waste segregation, that their own apartments followed, was scaled up to other complexes in the ward.

“All we had to do was separate kitchen waste from dry waste and biomedical waste, and yet no one was doing it,” said Lalitha Modreti, a member of Kasa Mukhta Bellandur (garbage free Bellandur). After a survey of the ward, the group realised that in order for waste segregation to become a daily habit, it has to be made simple.

An inexpensive segregation kit – comprising colour coded bins – the group figured, might just be the solution for these “bulk generators”.

Today, as many as 10,000 families from 70 apartment complexes in Bellandur ward have begun segregating their waste, armed with two bins and a bag each, courtesy Kasa Mukhta Bellandur.

The wet waste is sent to Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) where it is turned into manure; the dry waste is collected by an NGO that works with waste collectors, and “only five per cent of our garbage (i.e. biomedical waste) goes to the landfill,” Ms. Modreti says.

Together, these residents save Bangalore's over-stretched landfills 10 tonnes of garbage a day. “It isn't rocket science. But you need the means — and yes, some determination,” she says.

 

 

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R R Nagar residents efforts in Garbage on Mysore road

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Neighbourhoods get their hands dirty to keep city clean :

10 tonnes of waste from Rajarajeshwari Nagar sent for recycling each month

Exasperated by the stray dog menace in her neighbourhood, Rajarajeshwari Nagar resident Veena R. decided to put an end to it by tackling the garbage issue. There was a garbage mound at every street corner. So, Veena decided to put in place a formal process of waste segregation. An unused BBMP shed in her ward was converted into a dry waste collection centre.

The centre, which was started over two years ago, now caters to around 2,500 households, 40 apartments, and even a few offices in the area, according to residents. Here, all forms of dry waste – plastics, paper, polythene and glass – are categorised again as part of the secondary segregation.

Community spirit in the locality has ensured that the centre sends out an average of 8 to 10 tonnes of waste per month to private agencies for recycling. From April 2013 to March 2014, the centre generated 300 kg of waste.

Rajappa, a resident of BEML Layout in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, said that the earlier private contractors would mix the segregated waste. “Those who collected dry waste would pick up the high value items like hard plastic and milk covers, leaving behind the rest. Thus, we wanted to ensure that all the waste collected at the centre is recycled,” he said.

While Rajarajeshwari Nagar residents have focussed their efforts towards recycling dry waste, residents of Koramanagala 1st Block have come together recently to ensure that their kitchen waste does not end up in the city’s burgeoning landfills.

“Many residents do not segregate their waste on the pretext that waste collectors end up mixing it up. To ensure that this does not continue, we came up with a workable plan,” said president of the Koramangala Residents’ Welfare Association, Annie Bellara.

Now, each household is given a kit comprising a bag to collect dry waste along with two bins — green for kitchen/wet waste, and pink for biomedical waste such as razor blades and sanitary napkins. As many as 350 households in this block are segregating their waste in this manner. Both dry and wet waste collected from these households, usually twice a week, is sent to the waste management centre called ‘Kasa Rasa’ for recycling.

 

 

 

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Now come Prime Minister class cleaning from 2nd Oct: Double stan

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Modi cut-outs stifle Old Airport Road :   

Garden City gears up for Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to State after becoming PM

The Garden City is gearing up to welcome Narendra Modi on Tuesday on his first visit to the State after becoming Prime Minister. The road leading to HAL airport, where he will land, is inundated with cut-outs. Enthusiastic BJP leaders have taken up every electricity pole and tree on the median.

Prime Minister : How our cities and Our Nation can achieve the cleanliness when your posters have defaced the city beauty : Who will clean these, I am surprised to see so much posters in one city for your visit, what happens across country. PM speach in making country cleanliness does not go well with his own party workers stand and hie him self accepting his won banners across city.

 

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action for erecting illegal banners welcoming PM

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Politicians to face action for erecting illegal banners welcoming PM :

Politicians and their supporters who put up illegal banners and buntings wishing Narendra Modi on his first visit to Bangalore as Prime Minister will face legal action. 

Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi has directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to initiate proceedings against persons or organisations for illegally displaying banners and buntings. 

A man named Saidatta filed a complaint on Tuesday about the illegal hoardings across Bangalore, especially on HAL Airport road and even in ‘A’ Zone (meaning Central Business District), including near Maharani’s College. 

 

 

He claimed that barring 90 flex boards and 50 kg of buntings, for which a BJP secretary had obtained permission, all other posters and buntings were erected illegally. The Upa Lokayukta immediately sought an explanation from the BBMP. The complainant also stated that many MLAs, MLCs, corporators were among the violators. 

The BBMP’s Assistant Commissioner (Advertisement) appeared before the Upa lokayukta and confirmed that permission was given only for 90 flex boards and 50 kg of buntings and that the rest were put up illegally. 

The official also submitted the photographs of flex boards and banners put up illegally across the City. 

Permission is necessary under the advertisement bylaws framed by the BBMP under section 423 of the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, 1976. “Rule of law is the first principle of discipline, especially for political parties as they have to be role models for others. Illegal banners also attract penal consequences under the Karnataka Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 1981,” Justice Adi said. 

“If such complaints are filed in accordance with law, police officers shall register without hesitation. The BBMP’s Assistant Commissioner has promised to take action against the individuals and organisations, irrespective of their position, treating them on a par with other citizens.” 

The Upa Lokayukta has directed the BBMP to submit an action taken report by September 30. 

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Can this heppen,  action against the people who erracted these posters ???



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