SILCHAR, Sept 25 - Dumping wastes at public places could prove costly for the people of Silchar.
In what could be called a much-awaited move, the Cachar district administration and the Silchar Municipal Board have decided to impose �spot fine� against people who are found littering in public places and important junctions in the city and across the district.
On the sidelines of a sit- and-draw competition under the initiative of �Swachhata Hi Seva� drive organised by the Silchar Municipal Board, the Cachar Deputy Commissioner Dr S Laxmanan said that there is a need to make the waste management process professional. Also, people of the city need to realise that the city cannot be kept clean without their cooperation. �We have decided to impose nominal fines on those who are found violating the rules and dump wastes in public places. Cleanliness supervisors would be deployed by the civic board to monitor the activities at important locations in the city. But there will be no attempt to harass the citizens,� Dr Laxmanan said.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that steps have been accelerated to construct toilets across the district and declare Cachar as Open Defecation Free district before October 2 this year.
NN Tagore, chairman of Silchar Municipal board too urged the people of the second biggest urban sprawl to cooperate in keeping the city clean. �The civic board shall continue to do its duty of picking up trash and keeping the city clean. However, people must also cooperate in the mission,� Tagore urged.
Rajesh Kumar Das, secretary of the Goldighi Municipal Shopping Mall and also a local ward commissioner informed that around 100 children took part in the sit-and- draw competition, prizes of which would be given away on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.