The company says rag-pickers and civic workers will get at least Rs.3,000 more per month to sustain their livelihood by collecting garbage in 10 civic wards across the city

AP
Bangalore: FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) major ITC Ltd Saturday extended its ‘wealth out of waste’ programme to Bangalore by roping in rag-pickers and civic workers to make the city greener by cleaning up its garbage.

“As ambassadors of the programme, rag-pickers and civic workers will get at least Rs.3,000 more per month to sustain their livelihood by collecting garbage in 10 civic wards across the city and segregating them for recycling,” ITC’s food division chief executive Chitranjan Dar said at a function here ahead of the third anniversary of the ‘National Recycling Day’ July 1.

Involving Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in the novel initiative, the pilot programme will cover all sections of society spanning households, offices, shops, schools, malls, hotels and hospitals.

“The programme will also cover post-consumer FMCG waste, which has become a major source of litter across the city. The civic corporation will provide dry waste collection centres in each ward to segregate wet garbage by its staff,” Dhar said.