Mangaluru: At present, the Karnataka High Court is hearing the writ petition on Solid Waste Management by Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC). A government enquiry is underway looking into the progress made in implementing solid waste management measures by the corporation.
Taking serious cognisance of the matter, MCC had directed all bulk waste generators to begin on-site composting of wet waste before October 31, 2021. However, several establishments have failed to comply with the guidelines.
In accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and Mangaluru City Corporation Solid Waste Treatment Bylaws, apartments and establishments (hotels, hospitals, lodges, wedding halls, catering, etc.) with more than 30 households are mandated to construct on-Site Composting Units and process the waste at source. Despite several notices issued regarding the same to all the bulk solid waste generators, MCC Commissioner Akshy Shridhar noted in a press release that the directions are yet to receive the needed response. He further added that the issue will be taken seriously and violators will be fined beginning November 1, 2021.
Commissioner in a press released has stated that apartments that fail to comply with the rules will have to deposit a sum of Rs. 15 per flat at the beginning of the month. The fine receipts must be handed over to him or the sanitation workers before handing over solid waste. This will be followed by a fine of Rs
25 per flat in the second month. In case of failure to produce the challan, waste will be rejected on spot and legal action will be initiated against bulk waste generators. The fine challans can be collected from the Health Department of MCC, he added in a press release.
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