IMC volunteers get bikes to check illegal waste disposal

Minister O Henry distributed the bikes during his reception ceremony held at GM Hall, Imphal.

MAHUD and Social Welfare Minister Okram Henry on Friday distributed four motor bikes to Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) for use in patrolling the municipal area to check illegal disposal of wastes. The minister distributed the bikes during his reception ceremony held at GM Hall, Imphal.

It may be mentioned that Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC) mayor L Lokeshor had told media earlier that persons found disposing wastes carelessly will be punished. The step was taken by IMC to help Imphal become a clean city.

Speaking on the occasion, Henry expressed his confidence that equipping the IMC volunteers with the patrol bike will help in reducing wastes disposal in illegal places. He told the IMC volunteers to make the bike useful in monitoring the waste disposal in city areas.

The minister also sought cooperation from the IMC including public to make Imphal the cleanest city in the country.

IMC Mayor L Lokeshor expressed gratitude to the government for giving approval to start collection of property tax. He also urged the government to give full-fledged power to IMC in order to perform its duties effectively.

First Published:Oct. 16, 2020, 11:27 p.m.

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