Srinagar, Apr 16: (GNS) Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has asked the outlets and dealers involved in the business of poultry to desist from dumping of generated wastage in drains and water bodies in the City contrary which action will be taken against the offenders.
A notice in this regard made by Commissioner SMC, of which a copy lies with news agency Global News Service (GNS) maintains that , “It has been observed that many of the poultry outlets & dealers are throwing their generated poultry waste either in city drains or in water bodies or over the roadsides which is an unlawful activity causing an irreversible damage to the environment and public health and is in violation to the relevant provisions of Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, and Srinagar Municipal Corporation Solid Waste Management Bylaws 2019, and guidelines put forth by Hon’ble National Green Tribunal, so cannot be allowed to continue.”
“…All such outlet owners/dealers are informed to desist from such unlawful activity immediately, the violators shall be liable to a fine of Rs. 10,000/- on every such instance and sealing of business units on continued subsequent offences. Chief Sanitation Officer SMC, Zonal Sanitation Officers, Ward Officers and Sanitary Inspectors are directed to ensure no such violation takes place and are hereby authorized for imposition of this fine”, it notifies.
It has being in the meantime informed that Srinagar Municipal Corporation is offering a Poultry Waste Collection Service in Srinagar which is available on monthly chargeable basis. The outlet owners/dealers can contact the respective Ward Offices for booking of the service. (GNS)