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GHMC lays plastic road in Sainikpuri

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The Hindu       02.06.2017  

GHMC lays plastic road in Sainikpuri

Another stretch in the city is getting new roads with disposable plastic material in it. In the first, second and third Crescent Road in Sainikpuri, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has taken up the construction of plastic road over a length of 3 kilometres.

The new road will come up at a cost of Rs. 25 lakh, according to Executive Engineer Dattupanth.

The life of the experimental road is expected to be seven years.

The disposable plastic will constitute 8% while the rest will be bitumen, he said. A total of 2% will be saved on the project because of the usage of plastic.

The life of the road is expected to be seven years.

B. Janardhan Reddy

Municipal Commissioner


Segregate your waste in Hassan from June 5

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The Hindu         02.06.2017  

Segregate your waste in Hassan from June 5

The Hassan City Municipal Council (CMC) has decided to introduce segregation of wet and dry waste at the collection point from June 5— the World Environment Day.

City Municipal Council Commissioner Nagabhushan has appealed to the people to give the wet and dry waste separately to the garbage-carrying vehicles.

Dustbins distributed

The City Municipal Council has already distributed dustbins of two different colours meant for segregating the waste at home.

“People should not dump plastic bags into the vehicles. They should keep the waste separately in two baskets and dump the same to the tipper when they come to their streets. Use of plastic bags is banned completely and those who violate the order will attract penalty,” Mr. Nagabhushan has futher stated in the circular issued here.


Liquor shops: Local bodies to have no say

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The New Indian Express        01.06.2017  

Liquor shops: Local bodies to have no say

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Local bodies will no longer have a say in allowing liquor shops in their limits. The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to issue an ordinance amending the relevant clauses of the Kerala Municipalities Act and the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act in this regard.

According to the government, the amendments are being made to enable the uniform implementation of the Abkari Act across the state and to end the discrimination between existing liquor licencees and new applicants.

The government move is intended to enable the Kerala State Beverages Corporation to open outlets shut along highways following the Supreme Court verdict in new locations. In many locations, the local bodies concerned have also said a big ‘no’ to new bars and beer and wine parlours. The state government plans to declare the new liquor policy by June 30.

Bevco’s attempts to relocate the liquor shops had triggered stiff opposition in local communities. Bevco was forced to shift 179 of its 270 outlets following SC order. Even now, Bevco is struggling to open 90 of the shut-down outlets in new locations.

This is what the Municipalities Act says: ‘’A municipality may notify by publication in the Gazette or in any other manner as may be prescribed that no place within the municipal area shall be used for any one or more of the purposes specified 24 (in the rules made in this behalf) or for any other trade without licence and except in accordance with the conditions specified therein and where the licence is for running hostels, restaurants, eating houses, coffee houses, Abkari shop, laundries, travel agency or barber saloons, the licence shall always contain and be deemed to contain a condition that admission or service therein shall be available to the public.’’

Cabinet Appointments

Raju Narayana Swamy, who was removed as Agriculture Secretary last week following an open feud with Biju Prabhakar, appointed Principal Secretary of P&ARD.  
Finance Resources Secretary Minhaj Alam given additional charge of Tax Department.
Housing Commissioner K N Satheesh made director of Industries and Commerce Dept.

Chengannoor sub-collector S Chandrasekhar appointed Thalassery sub collector.
Fisheries Dept Additional Chief Secretary James Varghese given additional charge of Forest and Wildlife department and Tax (Excise) department.

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