Garbage dominates Palike budget meeting

Garbage dominates Palike budget meeting

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 2016-04-03 09:55 Bengaluru: Third day of BBMP budget discussion witnessed some heated moments with many corporators complaining that garbage was not being cleared from their wards and they were facing the wrath of the public.Mayor Manjunath Reddy, reacting to their complaints, said that efforts are being made to clear garbage from the wards and villagers are being taken into confidence to dump garbage.Meanwhile, villagers from Kannahalli and Seegehalli, on Saturday, had appealed to the Mayor to do something about seepage of leachate while trucks carry garbage. The stench emanating from these trucks is unbearable, they complained. “You are dumping city’s garbage on us and has imposed Section 144 that restricts us from even gathering to protest. This is injustice,” rued Ravikumar from Kannahalli. They urged the mayor to lift prohibitory orders from these villages.At this juncture, Mayor said the the Palike is serious about resolving the issue and asked the villagers to have faith in the palike."We have over 6 plants on city outskirts and efforts are being made to send all waste only after segregation. Besides, the Palike has purchased 25 new trucks that will not let leachate to seep,” said Mayor.Earlier, during the budget discussion, Mahalakshmipuram MLA Gopalaiah expressed displeasure over Congress ignoring JD(S) in budget allocation.Coalition partners should honour committment and decisions need to be taken jointy. However, the Congress has not bothered to seek JD(S) opinion in budget matters, he accused."If our party colleagues are not treated with respect, the party will be forced to take further steps in future," he warned.