The district administration has decided to take strict action against those who dump slaughtered animal waste on streets and canals in the town.
District Collector N. Padmakumar said that a fine of Rs. 10,000 would be imposed for dumping such waste on streets or lands and a fine of Rs. 25000 fine for dumping waste in water bodies.
The license of the shops that are found to be doing the same, will be cancelled and the police would register case against them, he said.
Alappuzha municipality will press into service a 15-member squad to monitor the situation round the clock and prevent the dumping of the slaughtered animal waste in public places. The flying squad of the police will also be strengthening its patrol in this regard.
Public can also call up 1090 and 100, if they come across any such incident. Those who are caught throwing waste can get up to three months imprisonment.
Other contact numbers are the following: DySP-9497990041; Alappuzha north CI—9497987058 and, Alappuzha South CI--9497987059.
The Collector also instructed that action should be taken against those officials who fail to curb dumping of slaughtered animal waste in public places.