The following is a mail written by Dr. Meenakshi Bharath about the recent Dry Waste Segregation Centre that has been setup at the BBMP office. Dr. Meenakshi is part of the SWM (Solid Waste Management) Round Table.
it is with great pride that I say that we ( the solid waste management round table) have set up the Dry waste segregation centre at the BBMP head office today and also the leaf composting area.
The chairman of health and SWM committee Mr Manjunath Reddy -corporator of ward 175 bomanahalli- and Commissioner Siddiah came to inaugurate this centre.
SWM RT success story
it has been a three month effort starting with Mukund of Jayanagar who got us an appointment to present the ppt on ” segregation at source concept” to the BBMP on the 19th of Aug.
We then started working on the concept and the building with the permission of Commissioner Siddiah and the BBMP PRO Dr Khandre. it was an effort to convert the area which use to be a garbage dump to the neat and clean segregation centre that it is today. Many many days were spent with the Pourakarmikas and the gardeners -overcoming their
stiff resistance and getting the idea across to them that if they collect the garbage segregated then it will make their job easier.
Pourakarmikas, gardeners and others
all the members of the SWMRT pitched in at the various times and the Multi Purpose engineering Dept(MPED) of BBMP also understood what we wanted. as the transformation of the area took place the resistance we faced from our neighbours also vanished. The waste began getting collected separately and with the stink all gone- the local people started appreciating the methodology.
it was a great pleasure to see the pride that Mr Siddiah showed when he came for the inauguration- to see that the concept that he endorsed was actually being delivered.
He told us that he is delighted that this has come out so well and that “SOURCE SEGREGATION ” is the best way to deal with the garbage-and the BBMP will not only solve the garbage problem but also earn some revenue from it.He urged all to take up this methodology and Clean up Bengaluru. He requested Mr Manjunath Reddy to make this
happen in every ward.
For all of us at the SWM Round Table it was a great moment of achievement and a successful culmination of 1 yr of hard work and lobbying.
i thank all of you who have been supportive in all ways -positively and negatively for it is that which drives us to further our efforts to success.
Dr Meenakshi Bharath