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‘Nuisance fee’: BMC levies fines to have a cleaner Mumbai

The Solid Waste Management (SWM) department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started imposing ‘nuisance fines’ on people for offences that include debris on roads, hawkers/vendors creating a nuisance, shops throwing waste outside, among others

‘Nuisance fee’: BMC levies fines to have a cleaner Mumbai
Updated on Oct 10, 2023 07:00 AM IST

BMC warns vendors of police case if they dump flowers on road

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a two-day ultimatum to flower market vendors in Dadar to clean up waste or face fines and police complaints. The BMC has provided waste dumping facilities, but some vendors find it easier to dump waste on the road. The excess flower waste is being recycled into fertiliser or incense sticks. Despite low sales, 70 to 80 truckloads of flowers are still being wasted daily, causing public anger. Some individuals are capitalising on the dumped waste by cleaning and selling the flowers.

Mumbai, India - Oct. 4, 2023: The florists of Paral Flower Market threw large quantities of flower waste and excess flower waste on the road out side the Maa Saaheb Sau Minatai Thakre Flower Market, Parel in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 05, 2023 08:02 AM IST
BySabah Virani, Mumbai

Goa cabinet approves policy to extract ‘value ore’ from mining dumps

Goa has several mining dumps scattered around the countryside, made of topsoil and other low-grade mud, that were rejected by miners who were only interested in the higher-grade ore

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 05:05 PM IST

Garbage dumping by BMC at Juhu Koliwada is creating a health hazard: Citizens

The citizen group Juhu Buzz, in a detailed email to the senior BMC officials, wrote, “We are deeply troubled by the ongoing practice of transferring trash from Juhu Beach to Juhu Koliwada Beach. Over time, this practice has resulted in heaps of garbage piling up on the once pristine sands of Juhu Koliwada Beach

Mumbai, India - Aug. 14, 2023:Citizens and citizen group of Juhu Koliwada have complained that contractor appointed to clean Juhu beach is dumping heaps and heaps of waste at Juhu Koliwada beach after cleaning the Juhu beach, in Mumbai, India, on Monday, August 14, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 14, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Villages in East Singhbhum seek ban on non-tribals, allege encroachments

The development came after the alleged encroachment and construction of houses in a tribal cremation ground in Tilkagarh, under Parsudih police station in Jamshedpur city of East Singhbhum district for the past three to four months. Tilkagarh is a semi-urban census town on the fringes of Jamshedpur.

Two dozen villages in Haludbani and Purihasa gram sabhas in East Singhbhum district decided to ban the settlement of non-tribals (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 09:46 PM IST
By, Jamshedpur
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