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Soon, residents may have to pay extra tax for solid waste disposal

Your monthly household expenses are likely to rise. This is because the Haryana government is mulling to levy a tax plan on solid waste management. With this, residents will have to pay specified charges for the disposal of solid waste.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2012 01:24 IST
Dhananjay Jha

Your monthly household expenses are likely to rise. This is because the Haryana government is mulling to levy a tax plan on solid waste management. With this, residents will have to pay specified charges for the disposal of solid waste.

The Haryana government has notified the tax plan and the same would soon be discussed by councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) in the House for a formal approval.

The tax plan will be divided into three slabs — residential, commercial and institutional. However, charges would vary as per the total area of each property unit.

Property owners with a minimum unit of 100 sq metre will have to pay R20 per month, while those with an apartment of above 2,000 sq metre will have to pay R100 per month under the residential slab.

In the commercial slab, a minimum of Rs 25 per month will be paid by an individual shop owner having 200 sq metre, while the maximum charge of Rs 5,000 per month has been levied on hospitals having more than 100 beds.

Under the institutional slab, the minimum proposed charge for Central, state government and public sector offices is Rs 150 per month. The charge for all educational institutions will be Rs 2,000 per month.

In addition to this, other rates in case of removal of construction material during new construction, repair and renovation would be levied by the local body and it could be R300 per trolley.

The government has, however, kept dharamshalas, religious places and sports clubs out of the purview of tax slabs.

The government has sent the notified plan to the MCG and all other urban local bodies. The tax plan may face the wrath of residents and councillors.

“Residents will now pay money to the urban local body,” said SS Dhillon, financial commissioner and principal secretary, urban local bodies, Haryana.