JMC all set to charge fines for littering public places

Now the Jaipurites would have to think twice before dumping the garbage on the road. The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) is all set to charge fine of Rs.100 per day on households which are littering garbage in public spaces.

Credits: HindustanTimes

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vijaypal Singh on Monday issued orders for taking tough actions against people who are found littering the road or any other public place of the city.
The JMC will also be looking out for commercial institutions throwing garbage in public and imposing a heavy fine on them. As per the orders, the corporation will charge up to Rs.2,000-Rs.5,000 per day as fine for the commercial and industrial units.

The order also states stiffer penalties on citizens found spitting, urinating or defecating in the open in the city. For urinating and defecating in public, the fine now is Rs.200 and Rs 500 respectively. For spitting, the JMC plans to fine the accused with Rs.200.

In the meantime, the state government has also revised the rules to treat and dispose of the municipal waste in group housing schemes and high-rise buildings. During the project approval process, the developers of such real estates of the state will have to submit a plan for the proper treatment and disposal of municipal waste. After the amendments, the provision has also been incorporated to the township policies and building laws.

An official from the local self-government (LSG) said, “After examining the rules, we have incorporated the following provisions in our township policy. This would help in the segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste at source for better disposal.”

According to the newly amended rules, after every three housing units in apartments and group housing, the developers are ordered to install a dustbin with a capacity of 0.67 cubic meters for non-biodegradable garbage and 1.33 cubic meter for biodegradable garbage. At the ground floor, the developers will have to allocate a place for segregation where all the waste will be collected. The waste that will be converted into the compost, which can be used for various purposes by the residents of the society itself.