Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has brought out a manual to create awareness about garbage problems plaguing the city. It has also set out standard operating procedures on waste handling and management starting from the micro level.
Sandya Narayanan, member of the Solid Waste Management Round Table, said the manual was compiled following directions from the High Court of Karnataka to the BBMP to put in place a micro plan for ward-level solid waste management.
The two-part manual has already been given to BBMP corporators, master trainers and zonal coordinators and will soon be distributed among members of the 198 ward committees.
During its last hearing, the High Court noted that the BBMP had resorted to dumping solid waste in quarries in Bagalur, Mittiganahalli and Bellahalli in the city’s outskirts, much to the chagrin of the locals. It had directed the BBMP to ensure in situ management at ward level.
BBMP’s Joint Commissioner (Health and Solid Waste Management) Sarfaraz Khan said this was the first time such a comprehensive manual had been put together. “It will be made available for the public on the BBMP’s website soon,” he said.