Garbage crisis is a challenge as a minister says George

Garbage crisis is a challenge as a minister says George

Minister K J George on Sunday said he did not regret being the Bengaluru in-charge minister as he considers the garbage crisis in the city as a challenge. DH file photoMinister K J George on Sunday said he did not regret being the Bengaluru in-charge minister as he considers the garbage crisis in the city as a challenge.

Minister K J George on Sunday said he did not regret being the Bengaluru in-charge minister as he considers the garbage crisis in the city as a challenge.

Garbage is such a subject which people do not want to even to discuss.

But with the help of officials and citizens garbage is being segregated at the source, processed and composted, he said at the inauguration programme of a hi-tech park at 1st Block Kalyanagara in HRBR Layout.

The park, developed by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), is spread across two acres of land.

The objective of the park is to educate people about rainwater harvesting and spread awareness on the importance of water. Borewell water is used for the park’s maintenance.

“At present, the park does not have the rainwater harvesting mechanism. But it has many models to educate people on its importance and its method of implementation. This is the first ever theme-based park created by the authority,” a BDA official said.

The BDA has developed the park at a cost of Rs one crore on the existing civic amenity site.

The members of various resident’s welfare associations have also associated with the authority to develop the park.

It has children play area, open-air gym, sculptures, walking track, public toilets and security guards.

The BDA has also planted 20 species of ornamental and native saplings like Tabubia, Royal Palm, Ashoka, Rain Tree, Pongamia, Mahogany and Tacoma in the park.

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