Waste pickers still wait for their ID cards in city

The identity cards issued by BBMP in 2011 had a validity of 10 years and will expire this year. Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is yet to issue new ID cards to identified waste pickers in the city. Several waste pickers in Bangalore continue to work without identity cards, which prevents them from […]

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Solid Waste Management: Not so managed

Three out of seven waste processing plants of BBMP already been shut. The closure of wet waste processing plants has forced Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) to shift the waste to other plants and landfills. These plants in the city have been creating problems for hundreds of residents. There has been a constant opposition from […]

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App for biomedical waste monitoring inefficient

Monitoring of biomedical waste disposal did not kick off well in Karnataka owing to low usage literacy and technical issues. Karnataka has partially implemented mandatory guidelines to use the Covid-19 Biomedical Waste Management application (COVID19BWM) for tracking disposal of biomedical waste produced by healthcare facilities. Technical issues with the app and lack of awareness amongst collectors […]

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