Municipal authorities came under flak for laxity in garbage disposal and sanitation in Nagore on Tuesday. The officials were pulled up for lapses on maintaining sanitation during a surprise inspection by Collector T.Munusamy at ward number 9, 10, and 11 here.
The inspections come in the backdrop of administrative directives to local bodies to address concerns of sanitation with the outbreak of dengue in the State.
Sanitation inspectors were directed to inspect works undertaken by sanitary employees here at dawn in their respective wards. Further, municipal commissioners and municipal engineers have been directed to inspect and verify the performance of sanitation inspectors within their jurisdiction.
The Collector has directed the municipal administration to segregate garbage at source, especially on the bank of the Vettar in Nagore, which was turned into a largest garbage dumping yard in these parts.
The inspection was met with a slew of complaints from the public on leakage in drainage pipelines and sewage seepage on roads. The authorities were directed to tend to complaints on war-footing.
Further, a formal warning has been issued to the sanitation inspector of Nagore. Additionally, all sanitation inspectors have been warned of disciplinary action in the event of lapses.
According to Mr.Munusamy, all four municipal commissioners of Vedaranyam, Mayiladuthurai, Sirkazhi and Nagapattinam were directed to keep vigil over sanitation within their respective jurisdictions. He also sought the cooperation of local body counsellors to bring to the notice of the administration any lapses.
Dargah pond, Jana Hajiar street, Thenkarai, Beerodumtheru and Fathima Nagar were among the areas that were subject to inspection here.
Abdul Lateef, commissioner, Nagapattinam municipality; and L.Sampathkumar, tahsildar, Nagapattinam, were present.