Addressing the gathering at the launch of the zero garbage programme in Vishwanatha Nagenahalli, Gangenahalli and Jayachamarajendra Nagar, Lakshminarayana emphasised on the need for public participation to make Bangalore free of litter. The garbage crisis has earned a bad name for the City. He said the BBMP will strive to restore the City’s glory.
Lakshminarayana said penalty would be imposed on contractors if they continue collecting unsegregated garbage in the 22 zero garbage wards. He said the BBMP would conduct an awareness drive in these wards extensively so that people dispose of only segregated waste. He asked students and the educated class to play an active role in making segregation of waste at source successful. He said the zero-garbage initiative would be extended to other wards.
Hebbal MLA R Jagadeesh Kumar was present on the occasion.