Japanese Government has awarded a financial grant for building hostel for underprivileged girls in Udaipur. The fund will be awarded to Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti for building the hostel.The fund has been provided under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects. The project cost sanctioned is 8 million Yen (~46.7 lakhs). Construction of girl's hostel will provide safe and healthy educational environment to the underprivileged girls, said the Japanese Embassy.The contract was signed between Rajasthan Bal Kalyan Samiti and Kenji Hiramatsu, Japan's Ambassador to India.Hiramatsu said that they hoped that the project will improve life of people of India via expansion of education for underpriviledged girls and will also help in improving relations between Japan and India.
Set to impose fine for littering and throwing garbage
Taking the Smart City project further, municipal corporation is set to impose fine for littering and throwing garbage outside home/factory/shops. The fine amount will vary from Rs 100 to Rs 5000 per day.
With garbage collection vans running across the city in all wards, municipal corporation feels that it is now ready with its preparation. Municipal corporation has already started distributing pamphlets for spreading awareness about the same.
Health department of Municipal Corporation has started talking to hotel owners and managers informing them about the new law. Municipal Corporation will now start spreading the message in all the wards.Proposed carrying charges vary from Rs 100 for littering outside home, Rs 1000 for shops, Rs 2000 for restaurant owners and hotel owner and Rs 5000 for industrial houses. Other incidents inviting Rs 5000 fine would include throwing cow dung, sewerage water into drain, waste outside wedding arrangements, Rs 5000 per feet for cutting road without permission amongst others.