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Civic body collects Rs. 30 lakh as fine

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The Hindu        10.11.2017

Civic body collects Rs. 30 lakh as fine

With dengue eradication inspections being conducted on a daily to day basis, the Madurai Corporation has collected over Rs. 30 lakh through fines as on Thursday.

A senior official from the health department of the Corporation told The Hindu that a total of Rs. 37 lakh was levied on individuals and industries. Each institution had been given a week to repay the fine. If they failed to comply, a first information report would be filed.

“This activity is not specifically for revenue generation purpose. It is to inculcate civic responsibility among the public,” he said.

 

Sanitation milestone for municipality

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The Hindu       21.09.2017  

Sanitation milestone for municipality

The Sembakkam Municipality has declared its 15 wards as “open defecation free” following a survey some time ago, said Municipal Commissioner K. Rajendran.

He said the Municipality has made a public announcement in this regard. If there is any dispute over the claim or suggestions to improve hygiene, residents can write to the authorities and the necessary steps would be taken to rectify the issue, he said.

Social activists said that many of the wards that have been declared open defecation-free are urban in nature. Certain others that form part of the lake bed, such as wards 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10, have been made ODF areas by enforcing discipline among residents.

 

 

Warning against dumping garbage in storm water drain

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The Hindu       04.08.2017  

Warning against dumping garbage in storm water drain

After repeated complaints from residents of Anuppanadi in ward 57, Corporation Commissioner S. Aneesh Sekhar visited the area on Tuesday to address their grievances.

He visited Anuppanadi Main Road and Ambedkar Street and checked if there was regular drinking water supply as pipelines had been replaced recently.

He ordered immediate removal of cow sheds from the main road. Notices would be sent to houses which dumped garbage in storm water drains, Aneesh Sekhar said.

All houses should have underground drainage connection.

The Commissioner also conducted a special grievance redressal meeting in Ellis Nagar in which he instructed officials to address issues such as water shortage, underground drainage problems, property tax anomalies and building approval.

 


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