BMC To Slap Fine Of 5000 On Vendors For Dumping Waste On Road, Not Keeping Separate Dustbins For Dry & Wet Waste


Bhubaneswar: All waste generators like residential houses, vendors, shopkeepers, etc. within the jurisdiction of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) shall be strictly required to keep two proper size dustbins within their premises to properly store dry and wet waste in separate dustbins and duly handover the same to door to door collection vehicles engaged by BMC.

Further, they have to keep the public area surrounding their premises to an extent of 5 meters clean.

Any violation towards not keeping two proper-sized dustbins for storing dry and wet waste separately shall attract imposition of a penalty of Rs 5000 only and for not handing over the segregated waste to the door-to-door collection vehicles engaged by BMC shall attract imposition of a penalty to the tune of Rs 500 only.

The BMC Commissioner in pursuance to the powers conferred under Section 343 (a) of the Orissa Municipal Corporation Act’2003 issued a notification in this connection today.

The BMC notification stated that efficient sanitation and hygiene standards hold the key towards the enhancement of the city’s reputation besides the reduction of potential health hazards.

Although BMC as an Urban Local Body (ULB) is responsible to maintain the same, it is difficult to achieve the peak level without active participation and conscious efforts from the citizens as evident in many other countries in the world, it added.

The notification clarified that Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 read with subsequent amendments and the BMC Solid Waste Management Bye-Law 2018 also stipulates that each waste generator such as commercial establishments, residential houses, vendors, shop keepers etc. shall be responsible to keep two nos. of proper size dustbins for storing dry and wet waste separately to hand over the same to the door-to-door collection vehicles engaged by the ULBs.

The stipulations also include imposing fines and penalties for any violation by a waste generator, it said.

Despite several mass outreach programs and frequent awareness, such efforts are yet to be witnessed and it is imperative to take stricter measures for the benefit of citizens at large, it added.

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