BBMP wants Rs 250 Cr from State Govt for waste projects

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has written to the state government seeking a special grant of Rs 250 crore for Mahadevapura and Byatarayanapura where the Palike plans to send the city’s mixed waste.

In his letter to the state government, chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta has reportedly stated that the grant will be used towards undertaking developmental works in Mitaganahalli landfill (Mahadevapura), Bellahalli and Bagaluru dump yards (Byatarayanapura). The BBMP claims that the cost of not segregating waste runs into several crores and funds are needed to support the civic body’s plan for processing the mixed waste, reports The Times of India.

The three sites are the new landfills identified next to the ones where the civic body has been dumping waste for the last five years. To compensate for the illegal dumping of waste, the BBMP had in the past allocated a total of Rs 200 crore for undertaking ‘developmental works’ and providing basic amenities for people living around these landfills. With Mitaganahalli dumpsite filling up fast, the BBMP is keen to upgrade the Bagaluru scientific landfill.

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