SAMBALPUR: In a bid to arrest spread of jaundice in the city, Sambalpur Municipal Corporation has lodged written complaints against three eateries for dumping waste along the road with Sambalpur Sadar Sub-Collector Bimalendu Rai.
Reports stated that the complaints were lodged against the eateries seeking action under Section-133 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. The step also aimed at warning other eateries and restaurants from resorting to such practice.
Health Officer of the Corporation Dr Bibhudutta Patra confirmed that written complaints were lodged after receiving information from field level officials who are supervising the ongoing sanitation drive in the City.
“The three eateries were polluting the atmosphere by dumping waste along the road and the action taken by the Corporation would deter others from doing so,” Patra said and added that the drive would continue and action would be taken against the food joints found disposing their waste haphazardly.
The dumping of the garbage on the roads and in the drains attracts street dogs and stray cattle. Besides, the grbage causes foul smell.
Reports stated that 2,688 persons have been affected by jaundice while it has claimed 20 lives till date in the City.
The locals have welcomed the move of the Corporation expressing hope that it would help checking the haphazard dumping of waste and maintaining cleanliness, the major reason of outbreak of jaundice.