In this regard, the VMC has requested the people to make use of the public toilets.
Enforcement officer of SMC Subhankar Mohanty said the decision to crack down on this public menace was taken to ensure that no one is found polluting the city.
The Tamil migrants in Ernakulam, which has the highest concentration of migrants in the state, alone constitutes around 20 per cent of the total migrants in the district.
In ATK Nagar under the Uppiliyakudi village panchayat, which had less than 5% houses using toilets, every woman had to wage a battle every day, until two years ago, when an NGO helped them.
The accused men are residents of Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh and had attended the religious congregation held last month at Nizamuddin, they said.
Earlier hundreds of villagers used to defecate openly but after the coronavirus fear, it has reduced to a great extent.
Union Jal Shakti Minister GS Shekhwat released a study done by the UNICEF and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on the impact of the SBM(G) on rural women.
The ODF plus programme has four verticals - biodegradable waste management, plastic waste management, greywater management and faecal sludge management.
The second phase will be implemented on a mission mode between 2020-21 and 2024-25 with an estimated central and state budget of Rs 52,497 crore.
The SMC will soon launch Swachta app which would act as a communication tool between SMC officials and public for redressal of their grievances.