The neglected pet feaces issue affecting the city is being actively addressed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
“The owner of the dog cannot allow the dog to excrete waste in public areas, including residences, green spaces, parks, roads, sidewalks, road borders, and other common locations. If the dog poops there, the owner is responsible for making arrangements to have the dog’s waste removed from the area at his own expense.” stated by an official.
If BMC’s authorised workers will find left pet faeces on the streets, pet owners could be penalised upto Rs. 500.
The civic authority has dedicated 1,700 crores to enhancing Mumbai’s appearance, which will also include upgrading the city’s pathways, walls, shores, coastal promenade, parks, structures, and historic attractions.
It has settled to strengthen the current fine system imposed on pet owners because it believes that failure to dispose of faeces from is an obstacle to maintaining the orderliness of the city.
K-West Ward officer on Twitter’s post
In a recent post on Twitter, K-West Ward of Andheri West informed pet owners about the 500 rupee fine for failing to clean up their animals’ faeces.
“People should work together with the BMC as it spends plenty of crores on sanitation as well as beautification or otherwise we are going to impose a fine in accordance with the Solid Waste Management regulations”, he added.
The K West Ward officer stated, “Our goal is to continue keeping the city maintained and hence pet owners need to remove their pet’s poop in any way feasible and recommended buying a stick-like equipment designed to remove the pet’s faeces without touching it which will help them.
If the terms of the proposed rules are to be held, the Corporation is going to prohibit commercial breeding of dogs and dog trade inside the BMC’s territory of authority.
The pet’s keeper will have to make sure that the their pet does not excrete in a public area.