Bengaluru's trash talk

Bengaluru's trash talk

by The Daily Eye Team July 2 2014, 6:57 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 58 secs

City administration makes fresh promises to get an extension to dump its waste at Mandur village. But will the five-month breather be enough for Bengaluru to overcome its garbage segregation problems? ON JUNE 3, 2014, more than 700 policemen marched into Mandur village near Bengaluru—to forcefully dump the city’s garbage in the protesting village. The district administration slapped section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code that prohibits an assembly of more than 10 people in an area and arrested over 100 people. Fourteen days later, the administration managed to get a five-month extension to dump garbage. It agreed, in return, to fulfilling the promise it made to Mandur residents in the past eight years of segregating and processing the waste before dumping. But this is not the first time that the district administration has forcefully taken an extension from Mandur residents. Nor is Mandur the first village to protest Bengaluru’s garbage dumping. In 2012, residents of Mavallipura village staged a protest. The landfill was later closed down by court orders. After the Mavallipura crisis, segregation of wet and dry waste at source was made mandatory in Bengaluru by a court order

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