Virajpet TP resolves to ban plastic from April 1

Virajpet TP resolves to ban plastic from April 1

At the monthly meeting held on Thursday, Virajpet Town Panchayat unanimously passed the resolution to impose ban on plastic including 40 micron plastic, in the town panchayat limits from April 1.

Town Panchayat President said although ban on plastic is in force in TP limits, 40 micron plastic is still being used. When raids were conducted on those who were trying to sell banned plastic, some Town Panchayat members tried to create pressure.
Hence, it would be better to lift the ban. This remark lead to elaborate discussions and finally the meet decided to pass the resolution to impose ban on all types of plastic from
April 1.

Border survey
TP President told Urban Development Authority Engineer that, the resurvey towards marking of town border is being conducted as flaws have been spotted in the survey work conducted in 2008 and that the resurvey is 80 percent complete.

The engineer asked the President to submit the final report on the survey work as soon as possible since a high level meeting of the urban development authority is scheduled to be held in Bangalore on February 28.

Member D P Rajesh Padmanabh alleged that the license fee of the shops of people belonging to Savitha Samaja, Madiwala and other classes. He meanwhile urged to decrease the license fee. He further urged to increase the cable license fee as a single person in operating the cable network in the entire town.

Member Rachan Medappa said that the hotels in the town are not maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. The officials should consider the matter seriously as the tourists from other places visit the town and avail hotel service in a large number.

It was decided in the meeting to rent the JCT machine purchased by the Town PAnchayat, to the needy public. Also, it was decided to officially inaugurate the private bus stand, after the completion of the development works.

The meeting resolved to cancel the no objection certificate of the wine shop at Gonikoppa road as the shop owner is availing the facilities from Virajpet Town Panchayat and paying the taxes to Bittangala Panchayat.

Though most of the offices in the government buildings in the Town Panchayat limits, have been using the basic facilities such as water and others, they have kept crore of rupees of tax pending.

 If the taxes are not recovered, the maintenance of the Panchayat would be difficult, the members said. The President directed the Executive officer to serve notices to such offices.

The President meanwhile said that the licenses of some shops have not been renewed as the shop owners are paying the taxes. Hence, she told the Panchayat staff to go to the offices, collect the tax directly, before renewing the licenses.

Discussions were also carried out on providing of water facility and construction of street lights and drains.

Virajpet Town Panchayat Vice President Chandrashekhar, Development works standing committee President T J Shankar, Chief Officer M G Ramesh, Engineer Hemkumar and others were present.

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