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21 days ago, women staged a public demonstration for water – file photo
For a long time now, there have been incidents where the Dhoraji municipality and the people have come face to face. 21 days ago from today, women staged dharna for 3 consecutive days regarding drinking water at Palika. The echoes of which were felt at the state level. After which the Regional Municipal Director himself came running and urged for regular water distribution. But still the townspeople are suffering from the problem of drinking water. At that time Dhoraji Municipality has undertaken an exercise to collect the arrears of taxes and threatened to cut the water supply, while the people on the other side also cashed in on the system by quipping that ‘First, regularize the water’.
A vigorous campaign was launched
Dhoraji Municipality has launched a strict campaign to collect dues including property tax, water tax. It has been urged to take measures including cutting the tap connection of the remaining property owners who do not pay the tax. In order to ensure that the property owners in Dhoraji pay the dues of the municipality promptly, the Dhoraji Municipality has taken action including taking strict action against the arrears. Dhoraji Municipality Chief Officer Jaymal Modhwadia said that the Dhoraji Municipality is conducting a recovery campaign against large property tax arrears.
Notice issued against defaulters
Notices have been issued against defaulters who do not pay outstanding taxes and bills. Even after receiving the notice, if the defaulters do not pay the municipal tax, their tap connection will be cut off and action will be taken by the municipality to seize their property. Dhoraji Municipal Corporation is going to take strict action for tax recovery against property tax arrears of Dhoraji.
Provide basic facilities
On the other hand, some citizens of Dhoraji also said that against the taxes collected by the municipality in Dhoraji, the municipal system is supposed to provide basic and essential facilities to the people, in which the works like regular cleaning of water are not done properly by the municipality and the system to collect taxes People expressed the feeling that the municipality should provide the necessary facilities to the people if the proceedings have been carried out.