Waste segregation at source yet to take off in Mangaluru


Mangaluru : Though the Mangaluru City Corporation has launched its campaign with regard to waste segregation at source in the city limits, the scheme has yet not taken off in a true sense.
The campaign first launched on an experimental basis in the month of April last year, was initiated on a pilot basis in around 5,000 houses in Court ward, some places of Kodialbail, Derebail South, Bejai and Mannagudda wards, but has failed to meet expectations.
While launching the scheme, MCC Standing Committee on Health Chairperson Kavitha Sanil had said that six yellow colour tippers will be collecting segregated waste in 60 wards. She had also then stated that these vehicles will collect dry waste on select days and wet wastes every day.
Meanwhile, admitting that there is slow progress in waste segregation at source, Mayor Harinath said the MCC would hold talks with the agency which has taken up the task of waste collection.
Of the nearly 300 tonnes of waste collected daily, around 90 per cent of wastes are destroyed. If wastes are segregated at source, then 80 per cent of the wastes can be converted as manure, say departmental sources.