ALL GARBAGE TRUCKS TO HAVE GPS DEVICES
Context: The State government has directed the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to install GPS devices in all garbage trucks in the city
- There has been rampant corruption in garbage disposal. There is a need to check these irregularities.
- Measures are needed for a more scientific disposal of waste, as everyday 4,500 tonnes of waste are collected out of which only 2,500 tonnes gets processed scientifically .
- Despite strict ban and penalties, contractors engaged in waste collection continue to dump and burn huge volumes of garbage in open spaces.
BBMP has started deploying SWM (Solid Waste Management) Marshals to check littering, garbage dumping etc and penalize offenders under the new SWM Bye-laws