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Mysuru to get C & D waste management unit

CM to lay foundation stone on October 28

“Foundation stone for C & D (Construction and Demolition) waste management unit in Mysuru will be laid by Chief Minister Siddaramaih on October 28,” said Mayor B L Bhyrappa.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, he said: “Vidyaranyapuram and Rayanakere have been shortlisted to set up the unit out of which one will be chosen in a few days time. ILFS, a private agency, will set up the unit at the cost of Rs 6.5 crore and will maintain it for next five years.”

Bhyrappa said that the corporation will not get money from this unit but the menace of dumping wastes on roadsides and other places will be controlled. “We will also see to it that a fine of Rs 5,000 will be levied on those who dump waste in places other than the dumping yards once the unit is set up,” he added.

The agency itself will lift wastes from dumping yards for which they have to be paid Rs 325 per tonne. It is also learnt that the agency has to be provided 100 tonne C and D wastes per day. Bricks, tiles, etc will be manufactured from the wastes by the agency.

Mysuru is the second city to own this facility after Delhi.

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