The slow process of setting up the solid waste management plant could spoil the show for the city this time. The Municipal Corporation has failed to set up a solid waste mechanism which has a major part to play in the rankings.
The government said municipal corporations and councils in the A and B category should slap a fine of Rs 180 for dirtying streets, while those spitting in public places should be fined Rs 150. Those caught urinating and defecating on streets will have to cough up Rs 200 and Rs 500 each.
State Principal Secretary Nitin Kareer said the Maharashtra government had framed a solid waste management policy in April 2017. Adding, that it was implemented state-wide, and the data for the same is available on the website.
Home Secretary, Chandigarh, Arun Gupta, said, “Technically, we have put a stay on the construction activities in Chandigarh according to the orders of the apex court. We had submitted our reply in the apex court, but it was not placed as our advocates did not appear yesterday (Friday).”
"By separating biodegradable waste at the ward level, the municipality was able to treat it in 'small composting plants', ensuring it was supplied in the form of biogas to its 1.74 lakh population," the UN report said
"Following the videography, it was found that debris was being mixed with waste to show increased weight and claim more payment. Action was initiated against these contractors by the civic body and the malpractice has been stopped completely."
An official from the Solid Waste Management department said: “We will assess the applications and mostly allow an extension. However, no such relaxation will be granted to the remaining 3,110 bulk generators who did not reply to the notices issued or have requested for any extension.”