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Garbage crisis: CM keen to make Bengaluru a plastic-free city

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Bengaluru: The electronic city could soon be a plastic-free city. Chief minister on Wednesday after inaugurating a national health mission workshop for newly elected members of BBMP said that in order to tackle garbage crisis in the city there has to be a limit on extensive use of plastic.
Offering to implement a ban on synthetic material CM said that BBMP should put forward such a proposal first. “Send the proposal to the State government and we will take action,” he said.

The government would encourage corporators to keep their wards neat and tidy, and that the best among them would receive an award, he said.

“The clean city concept should stem from the ward level. Let BBMP send a proposal to ban plastic and the state government will immediately implement it. Plastic is among the main causes for pile up of garbage. Corporators should ensure proper garbage disposal in their wards,” CM said.

He would increase the frequency of his tour of the city to address all problems including disposal of garbage, he added.

“Corporators should prevent encroachment of land and lakes in the respective wards and keep away from corrupt officials. If you use them once, they will never listen to you again,” he added.

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