To: Sarfaraz Khan, Joint Commissioner (Health/ Solid Waste Management), BBMP

Stop garbage burning in Bangalore

Stop garbage burning in Bangalore

Crack down on open burning of garbage in Bangalore by holding offenders accountable and ensure strict enforcement of penalties.

Why is this important?

Bangalore is one of the few cities in India whose civic agency has a dedicated department for waste management. Despite this “organised” approach, burning of garbage is rampant in the city, especially in Whitefield, KR Puram, Bellandur, RR Nagar and Jayamahal. Most incidents happen at night and at the hands of illegal contractors.

Besides the mess it creates, the fumes that emanate from such reckless burning are toxic and cause serious respiratory ailments like asthma. Garbage burning is also a leading cause of air pollution. It doesn’t help that in the past few years with rapid urbanisation, increase in the number of vehicles and construction activities, Bangalore’s air quality has dipped severely affecting the health of residents.

Two years ago, Jhatkaa.org started a campaign to end this menace and after mobilising thousands of citizens, got Sarfaraz Khan to issue a notification against open burning of garbage. However, penalties and fines are not being enforced and the practice continues. The National Green Tribunal and Karnataka Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) have also prohibited garbage burning, with fines up to Rs 25,000.

We’re tired of the BBMP indifference in curbing this problem, and cannot afford to have citizens falling prey to burning-induced health conditions. We want to be Garden City, not Garbage City.

Join this campaign to tell the BBMP to hold offenders accountable and strictly enforce penalties for garbage burning in Bangalore.


Reasons for signing

  • Garbage burning in Kechenahalli Rajarajeshwari Nagar by BBMP Contract workers have polluted the area.
  • Pollution destroys garden city
  • A garabage dealer in chokkenhali village near to Griha Srishti apartments burn the garbage and plastic without any concerns and fear of system. We are looking forward for help from the concerned authorities. Residents of Griha Srishti apartment.chokkenhalli village off thanisandra road. Near sampegehalli police station

Updates

2018-09-22 11:15:44 +0530

1,000 signatures reached

2018-09-14 09:53:33 +0530

500 signatures reached

2018-08-19 10:19:57 +0530

100 signatures reached

2018-08-14 20:27:56 +0530

50 signatures reached

2018-08-14 18:03:21 +0530

25 signatures reached

2018-08-14 17:35:19 +0530

10 signatures reached