MLA M K Somashekhar along with Deputy Commissioner D Randeep and officials of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) visited and inspected the Municipal Solid Waste Plant (Sewage Farm) at Vidyaranyapuram in the city on Monday.
In the wake of complaints of foul odour emanating from the region and hundreds of complaints from the residents of the surrounding areas, the officials inspected the place.
Speaking to media persons, Somashekhar emphasised the need for long-term solution to the problem caused to the residents in the locality by diverting a part of garbage to different waste treatment plants in the city.
He said “Efforts will be made to speed up environmental clearance for setting up the waste treatment plants while making efforts to ensure that the nine zero waste management centres operate to capacity to process the garbage.”
Around 400 tonnes of waste is generated everyday in the city and the Vidyaranyapuram plant has the capacity to convert around 160 tonnes in to compost. In wake of this, MCC has already cleared a proposal to construct two new waste treatment plants at Kesare and Rayanakere in the city.
According to MCC health officer Ramachandra who also accompanied the officials, said that during winter season owing to the deposit of mist the foul odour from the plant increases and we will take necessary steps to bring down the foul smell.