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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.


Salem Corpn. introduces new registration system

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The Hindu          05.01.2018  

Salem Corpn. introduces new registration system

The Salem Corporation has introduced the new civil registration system for the online provision of birth and death certificates to the residents of the city limits.

A press release of the Corporation Commissioner R. Sadheesh issued here on Thursday said that the Sate government has introduced this new system across the State.

Under this system, the government has made the Reproductive Child Health RCH - ID mandatory for getting the birth and death certificates.

For getting the RCH ID, all the pregnant women should approach the urban primary health centres functioning in their areas.

They should provide a copy of the aadhaar card to the authorities, the release added.

Pregnant women, who were consulting private doctors, too, should get the RCH ID number from the nearby urban PHC.

The Corporation Commissioner called upon all the pregnant women to register for the RCH ID with immediate effect.


Municipal solid waste continues to pollute River Cauvery

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The Hindu        03.01.2018  

Municipal solid waste continues to pollute River Cauvery

Municipal solid waste dumped along the River Cauvery at Vairapalayam in Erode on Monday.M. GOVARTHANM_GOVARTHAN  

Dumped waste will be processed and converted into fertilizer: Corporation

With the Corporation continuing to dump the municipal solid waste at its yard in Vairapalayam which is located along the River Cauvery, leachates draining from the waste pollute the river as residents wanted processing plants to be established at the earliest.

Waste collected from all the 60 wards in the city is dumped in Vairapalayam and at Vendipalayam. Over two lakh tonnes of waste was dumped in the 20-acre yard at Vairapalayam that is located along the river. The yard is used for over 20 years and the mounting garbage had risen to a height of over 16 feet.

Setting off fire to the garbage by miscreants had irked the residents who complain of pollution. People resorted to road blockage and prevented entry of vehicles that carry garbage to the yard. After talks, residents allowed the dumping of garbage collected from a few wards.

Leachates from the waste directly enter the river that is already polluted due to mixing of untreated industrial waste and flow of drainage. Despite many organisations that fight for environmental protection raise concern, the dumping continues.

Members of Neerodai had earlier urged the district administration and the corporation to stop dumping the waste and also wanted it to be removed from the area. They said that leachates which are hazardous to public health enter the water and contaminate it further.

Corporation officials said that work is on to establish a processing plant to treat the municipal solid waste. They added that waste collected from the residents and commercial establishments will be processed and converted into fertilizer.


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