Placeholder canvas
Igniting Ideas For impact

Embarking on a transformative journey through six chapters, we traverse India's landscape, exploring pioneering startups and their revolutionary...

2 months

These Villagers Just Locked up the BBMP Commissioner in a Waste Treatment Facility

These Villagers Just Locked up the BBMP Commissioner in a Waste Treatment Facility

Villagers in Bangalore locked the BBMP commissioner, G. Kumar Naik, in a waste treatment facility. They had numerous complaints resulting from their proximity to the plant.

Yesterday, agitated residents of a village in Bangalore locked up the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) commissioner in a waste plant.

Ironically, the commissioner, G. Kumar Naik, was doing a tour of the facility along with BBMP officials and media personnel to highlight BBMP waste-treatment initiatives.

bbmp locked waste

Source: BBMP

In an unexpected turn of events (unexpected by the commissioner, at least), the villagers locked up Naik in the 24-acre facility and proceeded to raise slogans and object to the effect that Palike waste policy was having on their lives.

“Currently, about 80-100 trucks enter both the units from more than 40 wards. Thirty villages and six panchayats fall under Seegehalli and Kannahalli. The residents are having a tough time as foul smell emanating from both the plants can be felt at a distance of five to six kilometres. The mosquito menace has also increased,” said Channappa, president of a local association, to the Deccan Herald.

They demanded the BBMP close this unit, in Kannahalli, and another one in neighbouring Seegehalli. Some of the villagers even threatened self harm. Among their many complaints are the foul smell from the plant, the increased mosquito population, and waste that leaches from the plant to lakes and reservoirs.

Naik was released when he promised a meeting to address the villagers’ concerns.

bbmp locked waste
I’ll do ANYTHING, he said. (We think.)
Source: Imgur
Featured image source: Flickr (left); Flickr (right) — Image for representation only.

Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us:, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@thebetterindia).

We bring stories straight from the heart of India, to inspire millions and create a wave of impact. Our positive movement is growing bigger everyday, and we would love for you to join it.

Please contribute whatever you can, every little penny helps our team in bringing you more stories that support dreams and spread hope.

Support the biggest positivity movement section image Support the biggest positivity movement section image