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segregated as per Clause (a) at the source itself or with the written permission of the Secretary, at the neighbouring place in the ownership of such person, subject to the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (Central Act 29 of 1986) and the rules made thereunder and without causing pollution to water, air and sound and if there is space restriction for this purpose, in order to ensure the processing of such waste through the Village Panchayat or through waste processing agencies recognised by the Government, pay such fees to the Village Panchayat, in such manner, as may be prescribed, in accordance with the quantity and type of waste;

(c) in order to deal with the non-bio-degradable waste segregated under clause (a), enter into agreement with the person, or with the establishment which produces or distributes the goods which causes such wastes, to take back the wastes relating to such goods and on the other hand to remit the fees to the Village Panchayat during such period, in such manner and at such rates, as may be prescribed; and

(d) process the sewage originated in such buildings or establishments or places scientifically at its source and where it cannot be processed scientifically, enter into an agreement with an agency recognised by the Government, which processes sewage scientifically, and shall not allow the sewage to flow into water bodies, drains or public way or public places.

(2) The buildings, establishments and places specified in sub-section (1) shall have the systems for processing the waste as stated in the said sub-section at the time of their construction itself and the Village Panchayat shall not grant working permit, license or building number in respect of those which do not have such systems and in the case of such existing buildings, establishments and places, the Secretary may allow a period not exceeding one year for making such systems or for rectifying the deficiencies in such systems and cancel the license, building number or working permit of those institutions which do not make sufficient system, after giving the party concerned an opportunity of being heard.

(3) Whoever violates any of the provisions of sub-section (1) shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to one year and with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or with both.

(4) Any person convicted under sub-section (3) shall be punished, with a fine of not less than one thousand rupees for each day of continuing violation of the provisions of sub-section (1).

219W. Restriction on plastic carry bags and covers and management of plastic wastes.- (1) Subject to the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (Central Act 29 of 1986) and the rules made thereunder,—

(a) the Village Panchayat shall, by notification, fix the minimum price of various kinds of plastic carry bags and plastic, covers and no institution or person shall sell such bags or covers at a price lower than the price so fixed or give them free of cost and the Village Panchayat shall take steps to ensure that no institution or person does so;

(b) where an applicant who applies for license under Section 232 intends to sell plastic bags or plastic covers through his establishment, such information shall be recorded in the application and the Village Panchayat may, in addition to the usual license fee, realise a fixed amount as additional fee in this behalf for the period as may be prescribed,