Cleanliness drive for clean Belagavi
The Belagavi City Corporation (BCC) is planning to invest crores of rupees to keep the city clean. It has invited a tender for Rs 17.38 crore (in 22 packages) to keep the city spic and span over the next year.
Of 58 wards in the city, 47 will be cleaned by contractors, while 11 will be cleaned by BCC’s pourakarmikas. Each tender package will cover two or three wards. The last date for the bid is March 23.
Contractors will collect garbage door-to-door through pushcarts. They will segregate the collected waste in wet and dry forms, and send it to a disposal unit in Turmuri.
BCC will now focus on 100% door-to-door garbage collection and segregation.
Civic authorities will also unveil a campaign to promote segregation of waste at homes. At present, door-to-door garbage collectors charge Rs 30 from each household per month. Paying Rs 30 will not be mandatory for households once the contractors are finalized.
Apart from garbage collection, contractors are also required to clean sewages, roads and footpaths.
BCC sources said if all goes well with door-to-door garbage collection, authorities will also set up a biogas unit to generate electricity from dry waste.
Courtesy : TOI