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Bengaluru may do an Ooty; plastic ban on the cards

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 1, 2015, 7:28 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 3:46 pm IST
Namma Bengaluru could soon be a plastic-free city
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BENGALURU: Namma Bengaluru could soon be a plastic-free city. On Wednesday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah pinned the garbage menace to extensive use of plastic and offered to implement a ban on this synthetic material should BBMP forward such a proposal. Besides, he said the government would encourage corporators to keep their wards neat and tidy, and that the best among them would receive an award.

Mr Siddaramaiah, who inaugurated a national health mission workshop for newly elected members of BBMP here, said: “The clean city concept should stem from the ward level. Let BBMP send a proposal to ban plastic and the state government will immediately implement it. Plastic is among the main causes for pile up of garbage. Corporators should ensure proper garbage disposal in their wards,” he said adding that he would increase the frequency of his tour of the city to address all problems including disposal of garbage.

 

He said corporators should prevent encroachment of land and lakes in their respective wards and keep away from corrupt officials. “If you use them once, they will never listen to you again,” he added.

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Location: Karnataka




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