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MCC asks University of Mysore to cough up Rs 10,000 fine

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Mysuru: Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) officials who have pulled up their socks to top the ongoing clean city survey as part of ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ is not even sparing high and mighty when it comes to cleanliness of the city.

In a first, in the recent past, the corporation has served a notice on the University of Mysore for burning waste in the campus, in violation of rules.

Needless to day, a whopping Rs 10,000 fine is imposed on the varsity, which is over a century old insitution of learning.

According to the notice, dated January 10, a copy of which is in possession of Mysoorunews.com  “MCC Commissioner has explained as follows- Ring type concrete dust bins are kept along the road side in Manasagangotri campus to collect waste. Such types of dust bins are unscientific and hence they have been removed across the city. On January 9 at about 4.30 PM, it was noticed that the waste collected in front of the dust bin near chemistry department was put on fire. Already a letter had been written this regard earlier ( on November 2019) and still no measures have been taken to control the practice of burning the waste. Such act of burning plastic waste including solid waste is considered as a violation of The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution Act) 1981 in urban areas.

Accordingly a fine of Rs 10,000 is imposed and should be paid within three days of receipt of notice. In addition, a detailed report on measures to be taken to stop recurring of violation should be furnished to this office.

In case of any failure to pay the fine, it will be included in the property tax. Any repetition of violation will be dealt under the ambit of law.

The notice addressed to the chancellor of University is also marked to Deputy Commissioner, Vice- chancellor and Administrative officer of the varsity for the purpose of intimation.

– Team Mysoorunews

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