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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.

 

NGT notice to waste generators

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The Hindu      11.04.2017

NGT notice to waste generators

The National Green Tribunal on Monday issued notices to major waste generators in the city including five-star hotels, malls, hospitals, educational institutions with hostels, and housing societies which have not complied with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016.

A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked these defaulting bodies to reply within two weeks as to why they should not be asked to pay environment compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for failing to properly manage and treat sewage.

Hotels in the dock

The NGT issued notices to eight defaulting hotels and two hospitals in the New Delhi Municipal Council, seven hotels, four malls, five hospitals, railway and bus stations in East Delhi Municipal Corporation, besides many such institutions in North and South Delhi Municipal Corporation. The order came after a report submitted by a committee recommended action against defaulting bodies for improper management of waste.

 

 

Noise pollution exceeds limits in 7 cities: Centre

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The Hindu      11.04.2017 

Noise pollution exceeds limits in 7 cities: Centre

Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai on the list, says Dave

The average level of noise pollution generally exceeds permissible limits in seven Indian cities, which include Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

According to Mr. Dave, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in association with its counterparts in every State, monitors noise pollution in seven metropolitan cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Lucknow and Hyderabad — through a network of 70 noise-monitoring stations under the National Ambient Noise Monitoring Programme (NANMP).

“The data from these monitoring stations indicate that average noise pollution levels generally exceed the permissible limits. This includes noise from vehicle horns,” said Mr. Dave.

Following standards

The noise standards for motor vehicles, air conditioners, refrigerators, gensets and certain types of construction equipment are prescribed in the Schedules of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the Minister said.

He said that pressure horns (sirens and multi-tone horns) are banned except for police vans, ambulances and fire brigade vehicles under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

Measures taken to reduce noise pollution in metropolitan cities include advisories for noise monitoring on the occasion of Diwali, prohibition of the use of fireworks between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., awareness programmes to avoid bursting of firecrackers and issuing directions under relevant sections of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

 


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