The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) is to take strict action against people defecating in public places or dumping waste in open areas as the civic body is touted to deploy squads to monitor those responsible.
As per reports, the residents of Navi Mumbai have been complaining of rampant dumping of waste which includes open defaecation in the slum areas. Moreover, the special squads are also said to conduct special raids on hawkers who used banned plastic bags post the festivities. The squads can also penalize the violators of the norms imposed by the civic body. In addition, the NMMC is said to focus on slum areas, areas near railway tracks, open spaces and mangrove belts which are more prone to waste disposal.
On the other hand, earlier, a small group of people had initiated the monthly drive to segregate, dispose and recycle dry waste in an organized manner in the Alibaug area. Moreover, the Alibaug taluka which covers around 200 villages is a classic example of a semi-rural area rapidly transforming into semi-urban without adequate infrastructure to support the process. As weekend bungalows are slowly popping up in the area, the issue lies with the fact that the area does not have a proper drainage system, nor organised garbage disposal.