JaipurIn a new move to efficiently monitor garbage lifting in the city, the Jaipur Municipal Corporation has placed environment and solid waste management engineers in each of the seven administrative zones of the city. As per a recent order by the JMC, these engineers are placed to specifically monitor the garbage lifting work carried out by BVG India Limited, the agency assigned for carrying out door-to-door garbage collection in the city.Despite tall claims by the JMC, garbage lifting is an issue in several parts of the city. Walled city, along with the slums, is the worst affected, where the chances of mosquito-borne diseases increase during the summer season. Last year, the city witnessed Zika outbreak besides seasonal diseases like malaria and dengue.The JMC officials said that deployment of the environment and solid waste management engineers in the zones will lead to better monitoring of the garbage issues in the city. “Even as the post of the environment engineers and solid waste management engineers was created in order to look after the entire cleanliness structure of the city, they were placed in the project wing. Now, that they are deployed in respective zones and given respective areas to monitor and work on the ground, the garbage lifting will be managed more closely,” said Arun Garg, additional commissioner, JMC.The JMC has been at odds with the door-to-door garbage collection agency on the issue of payment for past several months. It has also been found that the agency deploys nearly 500 garbage collection vehicles against the need for about 700 such vehicles in the city.In another recent order by the JMC, officials have also been deployed to challan the hotels and restaurants violating the garbage disposal norms. According to the bylaws of Rajasthan Municipal Corporation Act, 2009, hotels and restaurants that come under the bulk garbage generator category should have their own composting machines installed, for the others, garbage collection should be done using vehicles.As per the new by-laws, hotels will have to pay a fine of Rs 2,000 for littering, while commercial establishments will have to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 per day for not following the garbage by-laws. For spitting and open urination a fine of Rs 200 and Rs 300 respectively will be charged on the offender. Along with the littering, the deployed officials can also challan the hotels and restaurants that do not have licences issued by the JMC.