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KMC restricts burning of wastes

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 27, 2019 1:11 am

Dimapur, April 26 (EMN): Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has instructed all residents not to burn any sort of waste/ thrash in open public places or inside their compounds with immediate effect. It has warmed of befitting action along with fine against the offenders.

KMC administrator, Kovi Meyase, has issued this order in an official notification on April 26 as some residents were in a habit of burning wastes in open public places or inside their compounds.

Quoting the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 under clause 15 (g), he stated all waste generators are not to litter or throw or dispose of any waste such as paper, water bottles soft drinks canes, tetra packs, fruit peel, wrappers etc or burn or burry waste on streets, open public spaces, drains, water bodies but to segregate the waste at source as prescribed under the Rules and hand over the segregated waste to the authorised waste pickers or waste collectors authorised by local bodies.

In this regard, Meyase instructed all the citizens not to burn any sort of waste/ thrash with immediate effect. He warned that needful action would be initiated against anyone found burning waste as deemed fit along with fines.

In a separate notification, KMC administrator has announced to resume issuing license for pet dogs with effect from May 1, which was earlier suspended due to unavoidable circumstances. The notification was issued as per the Nagaland Municipal Acts 2001 Part IV, Chapter VII, Section 179 (1) (C).

He informed that all pet dogs kept under KMC jurisdiction should obtain/ renew dog license. KMC would also issue dog license card.

According to the Act, all dogs above three month of age should have license. It added that dogs impounded without KMC dog tag would be penalised with an extra sum of INR 500 besides the existing penalties.

It added that vaccination against rabies duly certified by a veterinarian is pre-requisite to obtain dog license. Dog vaccination certificate/ card in original should be produced for obtaining license.

Under the Act, KMC officials should visit the wards for awareness and initiating dog licensing. It added that anti-rabies vaccination on payment would be provided during the visits. Vaccination could be availed on every Friday at dog pound office, KMC Chaü Parking (Old ministers Hill).

It further stated that dog license would be issued every Monday in the office of the KMC and every Friday at dog pound office, KMC Chaü parking.

The license should be renewed every year.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 27, 2019 1:11:06 am