No dustbin, no shop license: Manipur MinisterIMPHAL, Dec 29: Manipur Municipal Administration, Housing & Urban Development (MAHUD) and Forest minister Th Shyamkumar on Wednesday reiterated that licence will not be issued to the shops without dustbins, starting from 2018. MAHUD Minister Shyamkumar was addressing inaugural function of one day media sensitization workshop on Swachh Survekshan 2018 held at City Convention Centre in Imphal this morning. “All the shops in all the Municipal areas need to procure licence and it will compulsory for all the shops to use dustbins,” says Shyamkumar. “The department will disallow the licenses if they fail to use dustbins.” 

The workshop was organised under the aegis of DIPR and MAHUD. Swachh Survekshan is a ranking exercise taken to assess rural and urban areas for their levels of cleanliness and active implementation of Swachhata mission initiatives. Imphal is taking part among the ranking of 500 cities (with more than 1 lakh population)of the country while the remaining 27 towns in the state among 3041 towns (with less than 1 lakh population). Cash awards for ‘Mission Imphal Keibul’, a cleanliness competition of the urban local bodies was given to Municipal Councils of Kumbi (Rs 80,000), Nambol (Rs 50,000) and Moirang (Rs 30,000), besides consolation prize of Rs 10,000 each to Municipal Councils of Bishnupur, Ningthoukhong and Oinam. –Assam Tribune

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