Sunday, February 22, 2009
Solid waste management project inaugural...
An ambitious eco friendly project, starts today, delayed due to the irrational opposition...
An end to the "Dumping Yard" problems at Beedinagudde!
Udupi , Feb 22 The BJP government in Karnataka has planned to spend Rs 2,400 crore in the next two years for the civic infrastructure development both in urban and rural areas in the state.
Inaugurating Rs 4.82-crore solid-waste scientific processing unit at Karvalu-Alevoor on the outskirts of the city today, Home Minister Dr V S Acharya said under this plan, Rs 15 crore would be released to every city municipal council during the current year, whereas the town municipal councils would get Rs two crore if the respective urban bodies would submit their plans by April next.
The government would release 50 per cent of the fund immediately, he said.
He said Udupi city municipal council was the first among the 10 selected urban bodies for the Asian Development Bank- aided solid waste management project to be completed under Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environment Management project.
He said the garbage dumping yard in the heart of the city would stop functioning from tomorrow and all solid wastes here would be taken to the new disposal yard, where primary segregation and other processes would take place.
The present dumping yard would be converted into a cricket stadium and a public park after filling the land, which was expected to be completed in two years, he added.
Pics by Janardan Kodavoor