The Department of Health of Nagpur Municipal Corporation has made it mandatory to keep dustbin for all the shopkeepers, roadside eateries, food stalls, street vendors and hawkers to keep the pavements and roads clean in the civic area. The order issued by NMC will be effective from January 26. Failure to do so will have to face punitive action by the Department.
In view of the piles of rotting garbage spotted outside roadside eateries, stalls selling fast food items, vendors and hawkers selling different other items like vegetables, fruits and snacks, the municipal corporation decided to make the installation of dustbin mandatory. The Health Department has issued a notification in this regard and has also stated the penalty amount as directed by Mayor of Nagpur Sandeep Joshi. The aim is to maintain sanitation and hygiene conditions in public places. The purpose is also to deal with the disposal of leftovers and paper and plastic waste from roadside eateries and stalls on the roadsides due to the non-availability of dustbins.
Joshi said rules regarding the cleanliness of the city will now be strictly enforced. The penalties will be levied from the first occasion and for every subsequent event under sections 1 and A of Government of Maharashtra.