Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has come up with a unique plan to keep a check on littering on the city roads and residential areas. The commissioner of BBMP has proposed to appoint retired army men as ‘Clean Up Marshal’ in every ward so that they can keep a check on littering.

 

The commissioner has put forward his proposition in front of the BBMP Standing Committee for Health and they are likely to take up the matter in a couple of days. Apparently, these ‘Marshals’ can levy penalty on people who would litter on the streets. They will collect all these penalties and submit them in a separate bank account created byBBMP.

 

This the major problem that BBMP have been facing

 

Plastics were banned in Bengaluru but the use of plastics has not stopped. BBMP has failed to contain this menace. Plastic bags are still being sold openly in shops and BBMP are clueless about it.

 

Meanwhile, the High Court has also asked BBMP to appoint marshals in each and every ward. Every zone will have a junior commissioner to supervise the marshals. The salary of a marshal has been fixed at ₹ 25,000 per month and they will be provided 2 litres of petrol every day. They will also be allotted ₹ 500 for mobile allowance.

 

On the other hand, the junior commissioner will get a salary of ₹ 40,000 per month, 1.5 litres of petrol and ₹ 1,000 of mobile allowance.  BBMP will bear a total of ₹ 6.98 crore for maintaining the marshals and ₹ 43.2 crore for the marshals.