Free Press Journal
  • Indore: Rs 50,000 fine imposed on liquor shop for littering

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Monday slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on a country liquor shop and Rs 20,000 on ‘ahata’ (where people sit and drink) for dumping garbage in public. Municipal commissioner Asheesh Singh was moving in Navlakha area when he saw disposable glasses and plastic water bottles lying outside a country liquor shop and at adjacent ‘ahata’ near Navlakha bus stand.

  • Indore: Adopt home composting or lose one month salary, says IMC to staff

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has made it compulsory for all its staffers to set up compost units at their houses for disposal of wet waste. “As part of 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) initiative, we are promoting home composting in the city. Disposal of wet waste at source is an important component of 3Rs concept. To encourage people to set up compost units at their houses, we have decided to lead by example,”

  • Indore: A tale of two rivers & officers’ apathy

    Kahn and Saraswati, the two rivers which virtually turned into sewers over the years, run silently through middle of the city, as civic authorities pose a blind eye towards water bodies. “Stinking and polluted, these two rivers are an epitome of civic authorities’ apathy,” says social activist Kishore Kodwani who is doing his bit to prevent rivers from vanishing. He says that these rivers were nature’s gifts to city but its people

  • Indore: IMC mulling exemption of shrines from property tax

    Unable to do recovery from shrines, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is planning to exempt temples, mosques and other religious places from property tax. “Most of the shrines in the city are making no or very less income, so tax recovery is not possible from them. We are planning to exempt them from property tax,” said IMC revenue department incharge Suraj Kero.

  • Indore: IMC files reply in High Court on a petition filed by Regal Talkies lease deed

    The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Friday submitted its reply in the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on a petition filed by Regal Talkies operator over denial of extension of lease deed. In its reply, the IMC informed the court that the lease deed of Regal Talkies had expired on September 12 which was not renewed.

  • Indore: Meghdoot Garden Chaupati is now disposable-free

    As part of its waste reduction policy, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has made Meghdoot garden chaupati a completely disposable-free chaupati. That means, food joints at this famous chaupati won’t be offering chat, chow mein, faluda and other eatables in disposal plates and glasses. “People will be offered eatables and beverages only in stainless steel plates and glasses at this chaupati,” said municipal commissioner Asheesh Singh.

  • Indore: IMC may file reply today on a petition filed by Regal Talkies lease

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is likely to file its reply in Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on a petition filed by Regal Talkies operator in connection with denial of extension of lease deed. Lease deed of Regal Talkies, which screened movies for 84 years, had expired on Tuesday midnight. Earlier, the talkies operator had applied for renewal of the lease deed but his application was turned down.

  • Indore: Eyeing 50K target, IMC pushes for home composting

    In order to encourage people, Mayor Malini Gaud on Monday went to Lokmanya Nagar and presented certificates to people who have set up composting units in their homes. “As part of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) initiative, we are promoting home composting in the city. On Thursday, we felicitated as many as 500 people for setting up composting units in their houses,” the Mayor said. Accompanied by municipal officials, Gaud herself went to

  • Indore: Temporary ponds to be set up for immersion of Ganesha idols

    In a bid to prevent water bodies from getting polluted, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has chalked out an eco friendly plan for immersion of Lord Ganesha’s idols. “We have decided to set up temporary kunds (small, artificial ponds) across the city for immersion of idols,” said IMC water works incharge Balram Verma. The civic body has planned to set up ponds at 100 places in city including IMC head office, zonal offices,

  • Indore: Lease deed of Regal Talkies expires, what next?

    Lease deed of Regal Talkies, which screened movies for 84 years, expired on Tuesday midnight. Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), which denied renewal of the lease of the theatre, said that it would now file an application with SDM to acquire the property.  In 1934, Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar had given this property to Kathuriya family.

  • Indore: IMC, IDA at loggerheads over property tax dues

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and Indore Development Authority (IDA) have come face to face over issues related to property tax. While IMC has sent a letter to IDA demanding Rs 40 crore as property tax, the latter replied that IMC’s calculation is wrong.  IMC revenue department incharge Suraj Kero said they calculated property tax on various residential and commercial schemes of IDA. “The tax amounts to a whopping Rs 40.27 crore for

  • Indore: IMC releases fresh list of 102 illegal colonies for regularisation

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) on Tuesday released a list of 102 more illegal colonies, which will be regularised soon. The list includes colonies from all parts of the city. “After completing due process, we released final list of 102 colonies, which qualify for regularisation,” said deputy municipal commissioner Arun Sharma who heads IMC colony cell. Sharma said list of colonies will be sent to tehsildars for further action. “Once their approval is

  • 3 star rating: Indore is ready but centre dithers

    Country’s cleanest city, Indore, is all set for star rating protocol launched under Swachh Survekshan-2018. However, union government seems to be unprepared for it. “We had applied for three-star rating certificate about a fortnight ago and invited central team for inspection in our city but ministry of housing and urban development (MoHUD) told us to wait,” said IMC commissioner Asheesh Singh. He said MoHUD had launched star-rating protocol for cities claiming to

  • Indore: To end stray dog menace, city need a dogged approach

    More than 2,000 cases of dog bites are reported every month though Indore Municipal Corporation and many NGOs are working to control population of stray dogs in the city. The city has over 80,000 stray dogs whose sterlisation is a challenge as it requires proper planning and manpower. The fear of stray dog bites has grown to the extent that children and adults avoid walking on street if possible. In many residential

  • Indore: 8500 LED lights to be installed in ABD area, says IMC

    Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has planned to replace conventional streets lights with electricity-saving Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights in the areas selected under Smart City project. “We have already started the replacement work in area-based development (ABD) selected under Smart City project,” said Mayor Malini Gaud.She said that a total of 8500 LED lights would be installed in ABD area by September 30.

  • Indore: Others to take brooms as IMC sweepers take leave today

    Indore: NGOs and other voluntary organisations, corporators, private firm employees, municipal officers and Mayor Malini Gaud would pick up brooms as nearly 6500 employees of Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) engaged in sweeping work take one day leave for Goga Navmi on Wednesday.

  • Indore: IMC sets up digital camps to recover taxes

    Indore: Indore Municipal Corporation on Tuesday set up camps across the city to accept taxes through digital payment.  The camps will be held in different parts of city till September 20 from 11 am to 3.30 pm.“Camps were set up to encourage digital payments. People in large numbers turned up at the camps and paid property tax, water cess and utility charges for garbage collection using debit and credit cards,” IMC revenue

  • Indore ranks 14th in Smart Cities

    Indore: Facing criticism for slow pace of Smart City projects, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) seems to be bringing things on track. The city has been ranked 14th in the country for the progress on projects it took up under Smart city mission. This information was given by Indore Smart City chief executive officer Rohan Saxena during a review meeting on Monday. The meeting was chaired by municipal commissioner Asheesh Singh on Monday.