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TPA demands withdrawal of VMC notices

TPA demands withdrawal of VMC notices
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A roundtable was held at Press Club here on Friday and a resolution was passed by the members of Tax Payers Association TPA and the members of Apartments Association demanding that the VMC take back the notices issued to the residents of apartments

Vijayawada: A round-table was held at Press Club here on Friday and a resolution was passed by the members of Tax Payers Association (TPA) and the members of Apartments Association demanding that the VMC take back the notices issued to the residents of apartments.

Speaking on the occasion, the TPA secretary MV Anjaneyulu said that Vijayawada Municipal Corporation was issuing notices to the residents staying in apartments under the VMC limits to process the Bio-Degradable Waste (BDW) into manure without disposing it to the garbage collectors and terming apartments as bulk generators of BDW which is ‘unconstitutional’.

Anjaneyulu said that they strongly opposed the notices of the VMC as the VMC was denying the basic duty of collecting the garbage from residences according to the Constitution.

He said that by storing the BDW, the house would produce foul smell, besides it would be breeding ground for mosquitoes and flies.

He said that the VMC was promoting Swatch Bharat and cleaning the streets and forcing the residents to keep the BDW in their houses which was against the basic cause of Swatch Bharat.

He recalled that the VMC was collecting Property Taxes in various forms, however under Conservancy tax component the cleanliness and the garbage cleaning was included.

He said that when residents were paying various taxes, how can the VMC deny collecting the wet household waste which is totally wrong. However 60 percent amount of cleanliness and maintenance was borne by the colony association and the residents are paying taxes in three different forms for cleanliness to the VMC.

He further said that the VMC was indirectly collecting the charges for lying drainage pipelines and further collect donation for giving new drainage connection.

He recalled that the VMC and the government had failed to establish recycling plant of garbage resulting in various problems. The long pending demand of the residents of Vombay Colony to shift the dumping yard was ignored.

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