Who will penalise Chennai corporation for not clearing garbage?

However, activists and opposition MLAs cry foul over the fining process of civic authorities.
Chennai: Civic authorities have been imposing fine on owners of unclean premises. In case of Chennai, the corporation authorities have started imposing fine of Rs 2,000 and in case of municipal areas, a fine of Rs 500 is collected from residents if they were found encouraging mosquito breeding in their property.

However,  activists and opposition MLAs cry foul over the fining process of civic authorities.

“Both the corporation and health department are inefficient and there are garbage stagnation in several areas. As a MLA, I am concerned over the poor sanitation in my constituency,” rued Thiru Vi Ka Nagar MLA Thayagam Kavi.

Meanwhile, nodal officers and district collectors on Saturday intensified their field visits speeding up anti dengue measures. Senior bureaucrat P. Amutha, nodal officer for Kancheepuram, interacted with the residents of Pallavaram municipal area and requested public not to store fresh water for long duration as it would promote mosquito breeding. In Kancheepuram every health worker has to visit daily 50 houses covering 300 houses in a week. In Chennai the corporation authorities have covered 1,22,320 houses and close to 600 houses were served notices for enabling mosquito breeding.

“There are mounds of garbage left in the streets and abandoned plots, but the corporation is fining public. Who will fine the corporation for not clearing garbage that breeds mosquitoes and rodents,” asks Madras HC advocate C. A. Prabhakar of ward 58 coming under Egmore constituency.

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