PALPA, July 22: With the objective of creating a beautiful city, Tansen Municipality has started a campaign to punish the people who throw garbage in public places on the basis of CCTV cameras footages.
The municipality has initiated this campaign in coordination with the District Police Office (DPO). This effort is also expected to ensure safety of the locals.
The campaign was announced amidst a program organized to publicize the programs and policies formulated for the fiscal year 2018/19.
Mayor of Tansen Ashok Kumar Shahi informed a press conference on Saturday that if the locals are found dumping waste in open, they will be punished.
He further said that the visitors violating the rule will be made aware of the rule.
"We have already installed cameras in 20 different places with the help of DPO. Litterbugs will be punished under the Solid Waste Management Act," said Mayor Shahi.
Besides that, Mayor Shahi announced various other campaigns such as health insurance for destitute people, promotion of youth employment, continuity to sports and other programs for the target groups.
"We have aimed to make Tansen among the five top tourist destinations of the country within the next four years," said Shahi, adding, "We will also conduct door-to-door campaign for the development of various infrastructures."
Shankar Bhandari, chief of the Waste Management Department of the municipality, informed that a tender has been issued to form manure out of waste. "So far, we have punished 21 people for dumping garbage," said Bhandari, adding," From now onward, no one will dare to throw litter in open due to the fear of being trapped in cameras."
Currently, the municipality has been collecting garbage at an interval of 15 days.
Kirtanraj Poudel, chief administrative officer of the municipality, presented an estimated expenditure of Rs 800 million for the new fiscal year.
Currently, Tansen Municipality has been dumping its waste in the community forest of Deurali. On a daily basis, a total of 9 tons of waste matter are released from the municipality.