Bengaluru is likely to get waste-to-energy plants which can incinerate garbage to produce electricity. There is also a plan to install incinerator at Mandur village, one of the major garbage dumpyards in the city that had run into trouble following protest by villagers in the neighbourhood.
In reply to a query by Congress MLA ST Somashekar, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara, who is incharge of Bengaluru development, said he had recently visited France which tackled the garbage problem using incinerators. “It’s quick and ideal solution for Bengaluru’s mess too,’’ he added.
Karnataka had mooted a proposal to set up garbage incinerators and waste-to-energy plants at least a decade ago but it still remains on paper. Admitting that successive governments have failed to effectively address the issue, Parameshwara said it’s mainly because of the population explosion in the last two decade. “The expanse of the city has increased from 200sqkm in 1990s to 800sqkm now,’’ he added. Read More