Already burdened with the number of taxes and expenditures that you pay to the government agencies in some or the other form? Wait, the list is not over and there is another levy in the offing where you may have to cough up money for the garbage collection from your house.
According to reports, the urban ministry has mooted a proposal to levy user charge for garbage lifting and has further suggested charging Rs 60 per month for domestic and Rs 300 per month from commercial waster generations.
At present, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has outsourced Kanak Resource Management (KRM) for garbage collection and disposal of the city. While the domestic users are provided this service free of charge, hotels, pathology laboratories and hospitals are charged for it.
The State government on December 19 last year, through a gazette notification, had asked all the civic bodies across the state to levy user charge from commercial establishments, domestic users, marriage halls, religious and educational establishments and government offices to pick up garbage.
An NMC official confirmed that the civic body is giving a serious thought to the move, adding that even if the policymakers decide to implement it, it would need house approval that would certainly take time.
However, officials in the NMC informed it is certain that the proposal would be implemented because it was a State notification asking the civic bodies to make it mandatory to collect charges for garbage collection from all the users irrespective domestic or commercial. In this regard it is just a matter of time the decision to come into effect, said an official.