By Express press service

BHUBANESWAR: Tightening the noose against public rubbish and open dumping of rubbish at random locations in the state capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) warned on Monday that a fine of Rs 5,000 will be imposed to those who do not meet the two-trash standard introduced by the civic body earlier this year.

Initiating an order to this effect, BMC Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange said that dwelling houses, commercial establishments as well as vendors and traders failing to keep two bins of appropriate size in their premises to separately store the dry and wet waste will be fined.

He said that failure to hand over sorted waste to BMC vehicles hired for the door-to-door garbage collection vehicle will also result in a penalty of Rs 500. As per the SOP issued by the BMC in July this year, all commercial establishments, including malls, large commercial establishments, small vendors, food vendors and traders, are required to keep a five meter radius of their premises free of rubbish and litter.

Shops and commercial establishments have been instructed to purchase bins with twice the capacity of their daily waste generation for safe disposal every 24 hours. Likewise, individual households, resident welfare associations and closed companies have also been asked to follow these standards and keep a five-metre area of ​​their premises clean.

The commissioner, however, said during his visit to the Unit-I markets, CRPF Square and other places in the city last night that he found rubbish dumped directly on the road, creating a unhealthy and unhealthy atmosphere in the surroundings.

In addition, he said BMC had also received reports of non-compliance with the two-bin standard by households in many residential areas, forcing the civic body to notify the penalty. “Mass awareness programs and sensitization campaigns organized for this purpose have not yielded the expected results, making it imperative to take strict enforcement measures for the benefit of all citizens,” he said. -he declares. Kulange said he called a meeting with members of the market association and other stakeholders for smooth compliance with the SOP to avoid sanctions.

BHUBANESWAR: Tightening the noose against public rubbish and open dumping of rubbish at random locations in the state capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) warned on Monday that a fine of Rs 5,000 will be imposed to those who do not meet the two-trash standard introduced by the civic body earlier this year. Initiating an order to this effect, BMC Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange said that dwelling houses, commercial establishments as well as vendors and traders failing to keep two bins of appropriate size in their premises to separately store the dry and wet waste will be fined. He said that failure to hand over sorted waste to BMC vehicles hired for the door-to-door garbage collection vehicle will also result in a penalty of Rs 500. As per the SOP issued by the BMC in July this year, all commercial establishments, including malls, large commercial establishments, small vendors, food vendors and traders, are required to keep a five meter radius of their premises free of rubbish and litter. Shops and commercial establishments have been instructed to purchase bins with twice the capacity of their daily waste generation for safe disposal every 24 hours. Likewise, individual households, resident welfare associations and closed companies have also been asked to follow these standards and keep a five-metre area of ​​their premises clean. The commissioner, however, said during his visit to the Unit-I markets, CRPF Square and other places in the city last night that he found rubbish dumped directly on the road, creating a unhealthy and unhealthy atmosphere in the surroundings. In addition, he said BMC had also received reports of non-compliance with the two-bin standard by households in many residential areas, forcing the civic body to notify the penalty. “Mass awareness programs and sensitization campaigns organized for this purpose have not yielded the expected results, making it imperative to take strict enforcement measures for the benefit of all citizens,” he said. -he declares. Kulange said he called a meeting with members of the market association and other stakeholders for smooth compliance with the SOP to avoid sanctions.