Dr Vaman Acharya, a senior BJP leader who describes himself as a “garbage man”, is the chairperson of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB).
An MBBS graduate, Acharya discontinued his practice in the mid-80s to pursue his passion, which included setting up a compost manufacturing firm. Acharya owns Sunrise Compost near Machohalli on Magadi Road, which produces four to eight tonnes of organic manure every day using the BBMP garbage. His company’s only competitor in the City is Terra Firma.
Dr. Acharya believes that there is a need for newer technology for processing garbage.