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Spot fine of Rs. 200 for throwing garbage in drains

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The Hindu            08.01.2018  

Spot fine of Rs. 200 for throwing garbage in drains

Warning boards placed by the Corporation asking residents not to dump solid waste in drains in Erode.M. GOVARTHANM_GOVARTHAN  

As part of Clean India Mission, the City Municipal Corporation has installed warning boards at many places asking people not to dump solid waste or garbage in the open drains. Violators will be liable to a spot fine of Rs. 200.

The warnings boards are installed near major open drains in residential areas and arterial roads. Pamphlets are also pasted on the Corporation vehicles that removed garbage from all the 60 wards. Currently, residents and commercial establishments dispose of garbage at the nearby bins and also handover to the workers who come to each household.

However, many continue to dump the garbage, mostly plastic, in the open drains. Since drains are not desilted regularly, during rainy season sewage mixes with rainwater and flows on the road.

Despite warning, the residents and establishments continue to violate it. Hence, the Corporation has decided to levy spot fine on the violators.

Officials said that they would be monitoring the public and if violations found, spot fine would be levied on them. They asked the public to cooperate with the civic body in ensuring sanitation.


Corporation’s camps to clear approvals

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The Hindu      28.11.2017 

Corporation’s camps to clear approvals

To be held on December 1 and 4

The Corporation organises special camps to clear the applications for property tax name change, paying vacant land tax, underground drainage connection, building plan approval etc. for Palayamkottai and Melapalayam zones on December 1 and 4.

In a statement, City Engineer and Commissioner (In-Charge) V. Narayanan Nair said the special camp at Palayamkottai would be held on December 1 between 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. while camp for Melapalayam Zone organised on December 4 in similar timing. Both the camps will be organised in respective zone offices.

Moreover, special counters had been created to receive the taxes payable to the Corporation, he said.


Stringent steps on sale, use of plastic bags planned

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The Hindu            31.05.2017  

Stringent steps on sale, use of plastic bags planned

Kodaikanal residents to pay a minimum user charge to municipality

Kodaikanal Municipality has planned to initiate stringent measures on sale and use of plastic bags and other materials and collect annual registration fees and monthly deposit from shops selling such items to make hill station plastic-free.

Moreover, residents will have to pay a minimum user charge to the municipality for collecting and disposing of domestic waste.

Those who fail to follow the guidelines in using and selling plastic bags and in disposing of waste safely will be imposed a fine of up to Rs. 7,000.

Establishments and buildings occupying 5,000 square feet or more will have to find their own source to process biodegradable waste and recycle non-biodegradable waste generated by them.

They should not depend on the municipality for disposing of the waste as it will not collect waste from them. If they request, the civic body will collect only non-biodegradable waste fit for recycling.

These guidelines will come into force within one and a half months.

Briefing on plastic and solid waste management programmes here on Monday, Municipal Commissioner S. Saravanan said all shops selling and using plastic bags should register their names with the municipality by remitting Rs. 40,000 per annum and get licence to sell plastic bags.

Besides, each seller would have to pay Rs. 4,000 per month as fees. Such stringent norms would force sellers and users to shift to alternative materials.

All residents would have to segregate waste and hand it over to conservancy workers at the collection point, failing which they would be fined.

Cumulative method would be adopted for fining regular defaulters.

Recycling of non-biodegradable waste would be done by private parties, he added.

Explaining the tax structure, Municipal Health Officer S. Ram Kumar said four slabs of taxes ranging from Rs. 20 to Rs. 200 per month would be levied from residents on the basis of built area.

Hotels with restaurants and other commercial establishments would have to pay Rs. 7,000 for six months.

If they failed to register their names and remit monthly fees, they could be fined and even shops sealed.

To ensure 100% collection of waste, 80 conservancy workers in addition to the existing workers would be hired through private agencies for door-to-door collection, he added.

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