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GHMC fines 13 eateries

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The Hindu     11.04.2017  

GHMC fines 13 eateries

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) collected Rs. 7,54,600 through fines on hotels, restaurants and meat shops in the last few days.

Continuing the surprise checks on Monday, the officials inspected around 20 hotels across the city.

Unstamped meat

The officials fined 13 eateries for using unstamped meat and unhygienic kitchen conditions.

Al-Fathas Biryani Durbar in Habsiguda was seized and a fine of Rs. 10,000 slapped on the management for unhygienic cooking conditions.

Grand Swagath Hotel in Ramanthapur was also fined Rs. 5,000 for poor maintenance of toilets.

Sitara Bar and Restaurant on IDPL Croassroads was fined Rs. 20,000 for poor sanitary conditions.

In Kapra circle, Ratna restaurant was fined Rs. 20,000, and Bawarchi was fined Rs. 5,000.

Till date, 123 hotels were inspected out of which 93 were fined for various violations.


350 kg of banned plastic bags seized

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The Hindu      06.04.2017

350 kg of banned plastic bags seized

Officers carrying out raids on use and sale of banned plastic bags in Kollam on Wednesday.  

Ten squads of Corporation, Suchitwa Mission

More than 350 kg of plastic bags of thickness less than 50 microns, which have been banned since April 1 in the district, were seized during raids carried out in the city on Wednesday.

The raids were part of the drive against the sale and use of banned plastic bags. Ten squads comprising officers from the Kollam City Corporation and the Suchitwa Mission conducted the raids with the help of the police.

District Suchitwa Mission coordinator G. Krishnakumar said that squads went to textile shops, malls, fish markets, fruit stalls, and vegetable shops and even roadside vendors. The bulk of the bags seized were those in the banned category. Seizures were also made from shops that had not registered with the City corporation to sell and distribute such plastic bags.


Prior to the ban, the district administration had informed that shop owners who wanted to sell plastic bags not covered by the ban should register with local body concerned by paying a fee of Rs. 4,000 a month.

The fee is as per the provisions of the Central government’s Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 and a circular issued by the State government in this connection.

District Collector T. Mithra said that the raids would be intensified in the coming days all over the district since the government was very serious about the ban.

At the same time, it had been noticed that the ban was also gaining more and more acceptance among many customers and shopkeepers.


Illegal slaughterhouses closed down in Ranchi

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The New Indian Express        30.03.2017 

Illegal slaughterhouses closed down in Ranchi

RANCHI: Many illegal slaughterhouses were closed down in Ranchi on Thursday as the 72 hours ultimatum ended today.

“Who will employ me at this age? We will leave this work if the government provides us jobs,” Sarwar Ali,  an illegal slaughterhouse owner told ANI.

The Jharkhand Government earlier on Monday issued an order for closure of all illegal slaughterhouses in the state within 72 hours.

The government’s decision came on the heels of a demand by right wing organizations including Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM), Bajrang Das and Jharkhand Gau Raksha Dal, for a blanket ban on slaughterhouses.
Jharkhand Urban Development Minister C.P. Singh earlier on Tuesday also wrote letter to the Chief Minister Raghubar Das appealing to shut down the illegal slaughter houses.

The move came at a time when the state of Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a ban on illegal slaughterhouses.
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