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Municipal authorities will prosecute shopkeepers throwing garbage into drains: Kiran Bedi

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

said Wednesday shopkeepers here dumping garbage and plastic into drains will be prosecuted.

Municipal authorities "will prosecute everyday the shopkeepers throwing their business waste into drains", the former IPS said in a Whatsapp message to reporters here.

She said a drive had already been launched and defaulters are being issued challan slips.

The L-G urged shopkeepers to put garbage and solid waste into bins and said workers attached to the would collect the waste.

People should realise that the government is raising funds through community participation to clean choked drains, which cause flooding in residential areas and inundate shops in low lying areas, said.

"It is shopkeepers who are throwing their business waste into drains," she said, asking why they could not put garbage in bins of their own.

The L-G said traders associations were also sponsoring cleaning of drains and said "shopkeepers should stop putting garbage and plastic into drains"

"The choice is of the shopkeepers: to be fined or They should be better citizens," said in her message.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 23:15 IST