Kerala capital imposes ban to tackle fever

Kerala capital imposes ban to tackle fever

Keeping in mind the escalating number of viral fevers with the onset of South West monsoon, the district administration here has decided to tackle the menace by imposing ban orders on those responsible for disposing wastes carelessly.

District Collector K N Satheesh enforced prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC on Friday to enable hassle-free movement of garbage and take to task those throwing waste wantonly, causing public health problems.

Under the orders, anyone dumping waste in public will face stringent action, including arrest and non-bailable charges. The measure is mainly meant against illegal slaughter houses, vegetable vendors and way-side eateries, who throw waste generated by them around without public concern.

“We issued orders using legal provisions which empower the Collector to impose Sec 144, whenever public health is threatened,” he said.

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