By Express press service

BHUBANESWAR: Stepping up action against public waste and open dumping of waste in random locations in the state capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP ) making it mandatory for restaurants, commercial establishments as well as residential corporations and individual households to maintain two separate bins for the separation of dry and wet waste while handing them over to sanitation personnel.

The civic body will create a neighborhood listing of stores and commercial establishments. CCTV cameras will be used to identify offenders and keep track of them. “A fine of up to Rs 5,000 will be imposed on violators found littering their premises,” Deputy Commissioner (Sanitation) Suvendu Sahoo said.

The civic body proposed the new SOP as commercial establishments, especially small vendors such as tea stalls, betel shops, tiffin centers, food carts and vegetable vendors, continued to dumping trash in public places, roads and sewers, causing the storm to clog. water channels.

In accordance with the SOP, all commercial establishments, including malls, large commercial establishments, small vendors, food vendors and traders, will be required to keep a five meter radius of their premises free of litter and litter.

Shops and commercial establishments were asked to purchase bins with twice the capacity of their waste generation in a day for safe disposal every 24 hours. The civic body clarified that any waste thrown away by the merchant or by the customer will be the responsibility of the store owner.

Likewise, individual households, resident welfare associations and closed companies will also have to follow these standards and keep a five-metre area of ​​their premises clean.

The SOP also instructs BMC to ensure regular collection of sorted waste. The civic body is also required to post the details of refuse collection vehicles and the contact number of their drivers and helpers in prominent places in the neighborhoods.

BHUBANESWAR: Stepping up action against public waste and open dumping of waste in random locations in the state capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP ) making it mandatory for restaurants, commercial establishments as well as residential corporations and individual households to maintain two separate bins for the separation of dry and wet waste while handing them over to sanitation personnel. The civic body will create a neighborhood listing of stores and commercial establishments. CCTV cameras will be used to identify offenders and keep track of them. “A fine of up to Rs 5,000 will be imposed on violators found littering their premises,” Deputy Commissioner (Sanitation) Suvendu Sahoo said. The civic body proposed the new SOP as commercial establishments, especially small vendors such as tea stalls, betel shops, tiffin centers, food carts and vegetable vendors, continued to dumping trash in public places, roads and sewers, causing the storm to clog. water channels. In accordance with the SOP, all commercial establishments, including malls, large commercial establishments, small vendors, food vendors and traders, will be required to keep a five meter radius of their premises free of litter and litter. Shops and commercial establishments were asked to purchase bins with twice the capacity of their waste generation in a day for safe disposal every 24 hours. The civic body clarified that any waste thrown away by the merchant or by the customer will be the responsibility of the store owner. Likewise, individual households, resident welfare associations and closed companies will also have to follow these standards and keep a five-metre area of ​​their premises clean. The SOP also instructs BMC to ensure regular collection of sorted waste. The civic body is also required to post the details of refuse collection vehicles and the contact number of their drivers and helpers in prominent places in the neighborhoods.