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Clean up venue within 6 hours after event or lose part of deposit


  • If you book a venue for any social, political or family event, you will be held responsible for cleaning up the area.
  • You may lose a certain portion of the security deposited with municipal bodies or local authorities for failing to clean up the venue within six hours after the event.


  • In its latest move to ensure garbage and other wastes are not left behind at such venue, the urban development ministry has issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for all municipal bodies and development authorities to make organizers’ accountable for such acts.
  • The SOP has been circulated under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in urban areas.


  • As per the guideline, the organizers will be required to submit security deposit for obtaining permission for any event.
  • Under the new norms, organizers would have to furnish an undertaking for ensuring cleanliness and have to deposit money to be used in case of default by them. Security deposit to be made will be Rs 10,000 for a gathering of up to 500 persons, Rs 50,000 for 50,000 persons and Rs 1 lakh for a gathering of above 50,000 persons.
  • Permission will not be given by the concerned agencies if security deposit is not made.

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