Srinagar butchers, chicken sellers to face hefty penalty for throwing animal waste on roads

SRINAGAR: Butchers and chicken sellers in Srinagar would have to pay a penalty for throwing animal waste on roads instead of using recommended bins at their establishments.
The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has recommended coloured bins comprising green for biodegradable and blue for non- biodegradable waste.
But complaints received by the civic body suggest that the guidelines are not being complied and the waste is being dumped in open. This, according to the SMC is main reason for surge in population of street dogs in the
Now, according to SMC Chief Sanitation officer, Syed Nissar Hussain, the establishment owners will be penalized as per the solid waste management rules for not using the recommended bins.
Under the rules, the ward officers responsible for upkeep of an area can impose fine up to Rs 15,000 or seal the shop for any violations.
Only the court is authorized to allow the establishment to operate again, it said.
Meanwhile, According to an official order, the ward officers have been directed to approach unit holders for enforcing the laid down rules and issuing certificates to shopkeepers that they are complying with the rules.
And in case of any violations, wards officers and subordinate staff will be equally held liable.

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