Bengaluru: Apart from solving mounting problems like solid waste management, traffic and the worsening water crisis, the state government is spending a whopping Rs. 50,000 crore to find solutions to environmental-related issues too, announced Deputy Chief Minister and Bengaluru Development Minister Dr G. Parameshwar on Friday at a ceremony to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the BBMP and Netherland's Smart City initiative.
The project aims to revive and upgrade 10 waste processing units. The BBMP is spending 50 per cent of the funds for various projects across the city, while the state is funding matching grants.
The state government had last year announced that it would spend Rs 8,500 crore, Dr Parameshwar said.
The Netherlands government is providing technology for dry waste processing, making it simpler, he said and added that as per the MoU the 10 dry waste processing centres will be updated at a cost of Rs 4.75 crore....