Corporators, MLAs use KCDC issue for political gains

The corporators and MLAs tried to gain political mileage from the issue of the stench emanating from the KCDCs waste composting plant and the problems the Somasundarapalya residents faced due to the unit, at the BBMP council meeting.

Raising the issue at the monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sathish Reddy, BJP MLA of Bommanahalli demanded the closure of the unit or else he threatened to join the other protesters.

However, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said that if they shut one plant then people would demand the closure of other waste processing centres and how could they process waste if they closed all the plants.

Former Mayor Manjunath Reddy also wanted to know as to what had happened to all huge machinery which the BBMP had brought to stop the odour coming out from the units.Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad pulled up the ward committee members for being silent on the micro plan to process waste, which they had to execute.

The high court has asked the civic body to deposit Rs 50,000 for failing to comply with its order to set up solid waste management units in all wards.

“The members of the ward committee should conduct a monthly meeting and come up with a micro plan to find ways to process the waste at the micro level,” said Prasad.

However, some members said they had held a meeting but nothing was implemented.

Mayor R Sampath Raj asked the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board to appoint one officer for every ward to address the water-related issues.

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