Berhampur, Oct 23 (LocalWire): Hinjili Municipality in Ganjam district has decided to impose a penalty on residents of the town for urinating and defecating in open.
In a public notice issued on Friday, the civic body authorities said that anyone found urinating in the open will be fined Rs. 50, while Rs. 200 will be charged for defecating in the open.
The penalty will be implemented with immediate effect, the notice said. The fine would be imposed under the Solid Waste Management Rule, sources said.
“We have advised the people not to urinate or defecate in the open. Instead, they should utilize the public or community toilets and public urinals set up by the municipality free of cost,” said the executive officer of the civic body Manoranjan Sahu.
The civic body has set up five urinal points, including one for females. Similarly, it has also set up one public toilet and five community toilets.
Sanitary napkin disposal machines have been installed at one urinal point and at the public toilet meant for females, he said.
“We have also decided to install the disposal machines in at least two community toilets for the safe disposal of the sanitary pads of the females,” he said.