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MCC proposes two additional garbage plants

TNN, 25 February 2014


MYSORE: The city will get two more solid waste management plants for better disposal of the garbage generated daily at the tourist hub while the plans to shift the existing plant to the outskirts has been dropped.


As of now, of the 402 tonnes garbage generated daily, 200 tonnes is processed per day while the rest is dumped at the sewage treatment plant in Vidyaranyapuram leading to pollution and complaints from the residents in the area.


The two additional plants will be built at Kesare and Rayanakere towards the western and eastern sides of the city. Each of these plants will have a capacity to process two hundred tonnes per day. The Mysore City Corporation budgeted Rs 5 crore for the project.


Though the local body had announced to shift the centralized solid waste management plant at Vidyaranyapuram to Rayanakere, it has been shelved. The city's oldest plant will continue to operate but the dependence on it will be reduced gradually.


Announcing the plan, the taxation and finance standing committee chairman B L Bhyrappa on Tuesday said: There is need to build additional plants both to cut down pressure on the existing plant and also to take care of additional generation of garbage in future. The two additional plants will be built at Kesare and at Rayanakere.


Mysore, which scored over Indian cities bagging the second cleanest city award after Chandigarh by the Union urban development ministry, is upgrading its facility both to attend to the growing problem and also to meet the future demand. This comes after Mysore Urban Development Authority announced building another sewage treatment plant in the eastern side of the city.


Bhyrappa told TOI the plan to move out the solid waste management plant from Vidyaranyapuram to Rayanakere has been dropped. "It won't happen but we are focusing on cutting down pressure on it by building addition plants," he said. The plan is to divide the city's 65 wards into three parts and process the garbage at the plant near them.


The MCC, which is setting up four additional zero solid waste management plants, set aside Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1 crore to upgrade the five plants which are operating.