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Aftermath of Diwali

     Waste waste everywhere!  This Diwali adds another 1000 tonnes of waste to already producing 4000 tonnes garbage during this festival in Bangalore city.

But on the brighter side, we did witness some of the efforts to combat this issue in the city.

  • Even though people are aware, they just got more conscious about issue, including the government this time. As a direct consequence, we noticed government officials announcing the ban of bursting firecrackers between  0 pm and 6 am in Bangalore, and it did happen this time, in most of the locations at least.
  • Many of them opting noiseless and eco-friendly firecrackers this year. This surely doesn’t make sense in reducing the pollution in any way, but on a positive note, it is an indication that they are at least concerned about the current issue and thinking in right direction. Well, that’s a start 🙂
  • BBMP officials were forbidden to take leave during Diwali. Yes, BBMP directed key employees not to take leave during Diwali to make sure excess garbage was disposed appropriately.
  • Our CM, Mr. Shettar suggests civic amenity sites to be used as garbage segregation and waste processing units, assuring BBMP set up waste management plants of 300 tonne capacity in five sites.

With these efforts from BBMP and some of the really amazing initiatives by SWMRTWe Care for MalleshwaramGreenCommandos etc,. It’s high time we, as responsible Bangaloreans fold our sleeves and get our hands dirty for a better garbage free environment around us.

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