Bengaluru : Struggling to manage around 4,000 tonnes of waste generated in the city on a daily basis, the BBMP has sought the help of young Bengalureans.
In an open letter to schools and colleges, the civic agency has asked the managements to administer an oath during prayer time to all students saying they will not litter, will reduce garbage generation at source and segregate waste at source on a daily basis.
The letter signed by Sarfaraz Khan, joint commissioner (health and solid waste management), BBMP, says the a large amount of solid waste can be reduced and reused with the active participation of youngsters.
“The high court has also emphasized the persuasive role of students in making their parents practise segregation at source. The first step in school or college is to create awareness among students on non-littering and segregation at source,” the circular reads.