For the first time in the state, Belagavi City Corporation plans a separate waste disposal facility for hotels and restaurants.
Around 250 to 300 tons of various types of garbage including wet garbage, dry garbage, e-waste, hazardous garbage are being collected under the jurisdiction of Belagavi Municipal Corporation. For scientific management and disposal, the corporation spends crores of rupees annually. However, the problem of garbage disposal is getting complicated day by day. In order to find a permanent solution to this, steps have been taken to establish a separate disposal unit for hotels.
At present, there are 430 large and medium sized hotels under the Municipal Corporation, from which 35 to 40 tons of food is being collected daily. About 20 tons of food waste is generated out of it which has become difficult to manage. Also, Rs 5 to 10 crore being spent annually for disposal of waste from hotels and e-waste from hospitals.
‘The city corporation has decided to provide all facilities and free land up to 15 guntas for setting up waste disposal unit for those who come forward to take up the initiative. Some restaurant owners have shown interest to set up such units’ said City Corporation officials.
According to the officials of the Belagavi City Corporation, garbage disposal units will be started in Public Private Partnership by the end of the year.