A fine of Rs. 50,000 for dumping waste in Ganga

A massive fine will now be levied for discarding trashes in the river Ganga of Varanasi, the temple town. The Varanasi district management has decided to hit a penalty of Rs.50,000 if someone is seen dumping waste into the river frequently about three times.

In a meeting of the district environment committee on Monday, Surendra Singh District magistrate gave the instructions that concerned officials should levy a monetary fine of Rs.2000 if someone found dumping garbage into the river Ganga and other ponds in the villages for the first time.

The DM ordered that if a person doesn’t correct his / her behaviours and if found dropping the trash into the river for the second time, hit a monetary fine of Rs.10, 000. Also, levy a massive penalty of Rs.50000 to him/her if found repeatedly throwing waste for the third time.

Furthermore, a penalty of Rs.1,000, Rs.20,000 and Rs.50,000 for the first, second and third occasions respectively will be hit on those who found dumping the waste in the river as instructions given by DM.

A proper arrangement for keeping eye on people dumping waste in Ganga and imposing a proper monetary fine on them should be made by concerned departments. Carelessness in imposing a fine will not be excused, said Singh.

Also besides this, a fine of Rs. 2,000, Rs. 5,000 and Rs.25,000 for the first, second and third occasions respectively will be put on shopkeepers for not maintaining a proper garbage disposal system and not having a dust bin for waste. Surprise investigations will be carried by officials of the Varanasi Municipal Corporation to all the shops in the city to verify if the shopkeepers maintained proper waste disposal arrangements or not. Otherwise, they would be responsible to pay fine, said by the district magistrate.

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