Chairman of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Oversight Committee, Karnataka, Subhash B Adi, during a meeting with officials from the municipal agency and the state pollution control board, said that Concrete steps needed to be taken to address the problem of garbage disposal in the state. .
During a meeting on the Implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules-2016 and the management, transportation and treatment of solid waste within the boundaries of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), he said officials should keep track of people registered for waste collection.
Amid criticism from city residents accusing the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) of failing to properly maintain the parks, senior civic agency officials said development activities could not be undertaken as the custodian of more than 200 parks is disputed. There are a total of 1,358 parks in Bangalore.
“We can only take care of our properties. These 200 or more parks are very small in size and are not fenced because they do not belong to us. Some are managed by legal persons and residents’ social assistance associations. We have no jurisdiction over them.