India faces a major issue of littering and all around affords are made to keep India clean. Results of these are not good but are satisfactory. Along with the government, organisations are also participating to keep India clean. People are also helping in the efforts with the #TrashTag Challenge. Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has taken some strict action.
Chandigarh normally has an image of a clean city but, Municipal Corporation is struggling to keep the city clean. The authorities now have decided to fine ₹10,000 for littering and ₹5,000 for throwing plastic waste.
Times Of India reported that 9 teams led by chief sanitary inspectors started the anti-littering campaign from April 1st.
On the first day, around 40 challans were issued to the people who threw garbage on roads, specially around the food joints. Photos of trash are taken before imposing the fine.
Day 2 in Chandigarh also saw around 40 people fined for littering and another 7 fined for using plastic polybags.
Amrit Pal Singh, Medical Officer of Health told Indian Express that:
“Our aim is not to earn any revenue but to make people aware that they should not litter or stash garbage. People should understand the intention behind the challan drive.”