Bangalore is trying hard to get rid of the Garbage City tag. The city has set up its first automated waste management plant with citizens’ participation.
The new waste management centre was inaugurated in Whitefield; the plant was built under the PPP model.
The infrastructure of the plant has been set up by Capgemini, a consulting, technology and outsourcing Services Company. This includes the material handling system, shredder and the 3,750 sq ft building.
The site for constructing the plant has been provided by the BBMP. Saahas, an NGO, will be responsible for bringing in support from nearby residential associations and citizens’ groups.
This plant is expected to manage the waste generated by 4,000 households in the area and another 15 bulk waste generators. It will create employment and offer improved livelihood opportunities for the community of waste workers.