Mysuru: Following garbage piles found uncleared in different parts of city, Deputy Commissioner (DC) D. Randeep, who held a meeting of officers from the MCC and other Departments, instructed them to speed up the constructions of modern waste segregation units at Kesare, Rayanakere and Sewage Farm.
Speaking at the meeting pertaining to the environment of city at the Court Hall in the DC’s office premises here on Monday, the DC also instructed the officials to take steps to stop environment pollutions besides asking them to give importance to cleanliness.
He said that he has got information that there was pressure at Sewage Farm in Vidyaranyapuram, due to inflow of huge piles of garbage and added that the waste, which is generated daily in city be segregated and transported to the units in the outskirts of city.
He instructed the officials to immediately take up construction of modern solid waste management units in Kesare, Rayanakere and Sewage farm besides asking them to procure NOCs from various Departments and commence the works before November.
The DC further said that the MCC was unable to segregate the waste dumped on the sides of the Ring Road due to technical issues and instructed the officials concerned to facilitate the smooth flow of sewage from residential layouts in the surrounding.
He instructed the MCC officials to keep necessary systems and facilities that has to be provided, in mind before giving permission for formation of layouts.
Stating that sewage from Nanjangud was flowing into River Kapila and polluting it, the DC instructed the officials to take steps to stop the flow of sewage into the river.
Directing the MCC officials to instruct Zonal Commissioners to take steps to ensure complete ban of plastics, he said that the MCC officials during their raids on shops for storing and selling the banned materials to penalise the owners for the first time and to suspend the Trade Licence for a month if the same shop was found selling and storing the banned materials for the second time.
MCC Health Officer Dr. H. Ramachandra, who spoke, said that a project worth Rs. 53 crore has been proposed to construct solid waste management units at three places and added there is a need of Rs. 29 crore for waste storage and segregation.
He further said that a request for special grant has been sent to the State Government and added that the Government has given its green signal for the construction.
Dr. Ramachandra said that 450 tonnes of waste is being produced in city daily and only 150 to 200 tonnes of waste were being disposed in Sewage Farm. In this backdrop, two units with a capacity of 200 tonnes in Kesare and 100 tonne capacity unit in Rayanakere were being constructed.
He said that segregation of waste was being taken up at Kesare and Rayanakere units which is reducing the pressure at Sewage Farm.
A decision to shift Zero Waste Management unit from the Mysore University campus to Kuduremala was taken at the meeting.
The meeting also resolved to convince the residents of Gokulam who wanted the unit to be shifted elsewhere and discussions to stop foul smell from the unit was also held.