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MC Kulgam imposes on-the-spot fines for dropping wastes on roads
Kulgam,,10-OCT; Muncipal Committee Kulgam acted & fined for throwing garbage on roads for violating solid waste management rules 2016.
MC Kulgam fined RS 2500 from the violators during the day who were found throwing municipal wastes on the roads. Most of these people were business establishments who, instead of giving the waste to Municipal Council Kulgam (KMC) men, were throwing it on the road, water bodies despite given several warnings
Municipal executive officer, Mohammad Irfan said, “Now throwing litter on roads/water bodies will cost dear to the shopkeepers, hotels/restaurants, vendors, residents. A special drive to check litter on the roads is on in all the 13 wards. 30 Kulgam MC Officers, 4 supervisors are part of the drive and will act against the litterbugs. The teams have been formed to carry out inspections, even during evening time, in different streets, roads ,commercial establishments etc— considered bulk waste generators — and impose penalties on violators. They have been directed to impose fines on them under the SWM rules 2016.”
Replying to the question on SWM infrastructure availability, executive officer said;“On our part ,a garbage processing plants( Material Recovery Facility) in the Kulgam area, is being set up, which will process waste every day,the work on which is expected to start in the coming week.
Further he said that the council has ten door to door collection hoppers which caters all the 13 wards. Also procurement of 24 no. tricycles are in process, which will be used in small streets, lanes/by-lanes for door to door collection”.
E.O further added that with the achievement of Door to door collection, MC Kulgam now aims to ensure segregation of wet and dry waste at source.
“With population on rise, waste segregation at source is the need of the hour”. Regarding source segregation, Mass awareness programmes are being conducted on daily basis through IEC activities and door to door campaign. Residents, traders associations, etc are being made more aware so that the existing laws should be enforced strictly when it comes to implementing the rule of segregation of wet and dry waste at source. By the end of December, we are expecting that 100% segregation is achieved.
Meanwhile, MC Kulgam has urged the people to put the waste in segregated form in the designated collection hoppers and desist from throwing in open spaces, streets, rivers. E.O also appreciated the people for their cooperation and support and also the role of sanitation Mitra’s.

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