DC Kohima sets timing on throwing of waste

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/11/2019 12:01:56 PM IST

Deputy commissioner Kohima, Anoop Khinchi has reminded the public not to throw garbage/waste at the KMC collection points after 5 am in the morning and 4 pm in the evening.  He made this appeal at a meeting held with Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) in his office chamber on Friday, a DIPR report stated.

At the meeting, the members after deliberation on the issues of waste management have decided to take up the following steps: not to throw garbage/waste at the KMC collection point within the given time and reminded that the defaulters throwing without following the timing would be firmly dealt as per Municipal SWM Rules. 
The meeting also decided that KMC will not collect waste from any undesignated locations/collection points/nullahs/drainages. 
The members also discussed on the burning of waste by some residence, and stated that burning any kinds of waste was liable for penalty with a fine as per the Environment Act ranging to Rs. 5000 to Rs. 25000. 
In this regard, DC has instructed the citizens of Kohima not to burn any sort of waste/thrash but to hand over the segregated waste to the waste collectors authorised by the local bodies. He reminded that  anyone found burning waste, needful action deem fit shall be  initiated along with fines and requested all the ward Panchayat to cooperate and strictly implement in their respective areas. 
The report also stated that in the meeting the district administration along with KMC was planning to install dedicated bins for plastic in some strategic locations and also to work out the modality of parking on hourly basis for all the vehicles within the KMC parking areas.  

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