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Government notified ‘model bylaws’ for solid waste management

GOA: Goa government notified ‘model bylaws’ for solid waste management by which local bodies are authorised to levy fines for littering and also for collection of garbage. The Model Municipal Solid Waste (management and handling)bylaws, 2020, lays down rules related to segregation, storage, delivery, transportation and recycling.

Non-compliance of the sanitation rules will attract fines which are specified in detail for individuals, offices, institutions, etc. As per a municipal administration notification, fines will increase for repeated offenses. For example, a commercial establishment found violation the rules will have to pay of Rs 500 for the first offense, Rs 750 for the second and Rs 1,000 for the third, for not just not segregation but also for not maintaining cleanliness.

The News24 Goa