In August too, a fine of Rs 2 lakh was levied on Ecovillage for violating solid waste management rules. Legal action will be initiated if the housing society fails to deposit the fine within three working days, officials said.
While Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has implemented Solid Waste Management Rules in 2016, it has started imposing penalties on various residential, industrial, commercial and institutional bulk waste generators for violations since August this year.
Salil Yadav, in-charge of GNIDA’s public health department, said, “We are carrying out sustained action against societies and institutions for not doing proper management of their bulk garbage. In this regard, on Monday, we imposed a fine of Rs 4.03 lakh on Ecovillage 1 society located in Sector 1 of Greater Noida (west) for lack of their bulk waste management.”
“A fine of Rs 2.01 lakh was imposed for non-disposal of garbage in August on Supertech Ecovillage 1. Subsequently, instructions were given to the society management to dispose of the garbage expeditiously. On October 31, our team again checked the society but found no improvement. Garbage was found thrown everywhere. As a result, the team doubled the fine,” he added.
Under the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, bulk waste generators, such as large societies, educational institutions and commercial units have to dispose of garbage on their own. The Authority only picks up the inert waste that cannot be recycled. For that, a prescribed fee has to be paid.
In October, a fine of Rs 4 lakh was imposed on Ansal Plaza and Omaxe Mall for lack of waste management. Similarly, Rs 52,500 fine was slapped on Chinese smartphone maker Vivo for non-disposal of bulk waste generation in their Greater Noida plant in September. And in August, Rs 5 lakh penalty was imposed on 10 housing societies for similar offense.