UPDATE: 5 months after we launched the #Bangaloreisburning campaign, BBMP Joint Commissioner (Solid Waste Management and Health) Sarfaraz Khan has issued penalty orders for open garbage burning!
WE WON! Now every time a contractor burns garbage they will be fined.
The order states that despite the fact that that BBMP has provided sufficient infrastructure for waste collection, the number of garbage dumps and garbage burning is increasing. Hence, penalties for irregularities and indiscipline in waste management have been issued according to the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Amendment Act 2013. This applies to not just garbage burning, but dumping of garbage as well.
It is important to ensure that contractors are being penalized and Zonal Commissioners are held accountable. This can be done by showing a copy of the order below to your local BBMP ward office.
BBMP ward and zone offices numbers listed here http://bbmp.gov.in/…/gue…/important-officers-contact-details