MCD comes down hard on polythene bags, collects over lakh rupees in fine

After the ban on polyethylene bags Green court have less than 50 microns thick in the capital, the municipality of South Delhi believes they have accumulated lakh rupees and proxy of 400 kg (approx) polyethylene bags In the last two Days attacking the markets.

Similarly, the Municipal Corporation of North Delhi claims to have seized 416 kg of plastic until Friday night. There were no figures available for the East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

The NGT order of August 10 gave the DCM and Delhi government a period of seven days to publicize and start financing bulk manufacturers, distributors, retailers and the Rs 5,000 public for the use of thin plastic bags. The deadline ended on Thursday and local urban agencies produced a report in the Green Court on Friday.

Chief Secretary MM Kutty also convened a meeting of senior MCD officials Wednesday to establish a plan to implement the court order. The three civic agencies sent instructions to their twelve zonal deputy commissioners (ZDC) for their supervisory and secondary sanitation personnel to pressure people and ban challans.

On the condition of anonymity, a high MCD South said mail Today they had given Rs 140 challans worth 5000 and have managed to curb the use of plastic bags in open markets like Yusuf Sarai, Saket and Malviya Nagar.

The northern civic corps attacked four wholesale bazaars – the Khurshid market in the Sadar area Azadpur Mandi, Paharganj and Shastri Nagar – and seized 416 kg of plastic. “The maximum amount seized so far is 250 kg in the Civil Lines area,” said a North MCD official.

Especially with the shelling of the Khurshid market – with more than 30 stores selling plastic bags and just to meet the needs of merchants in almost half of Delhi – MCD babus feel successful.

Deepak HASTIR, additional commissioner for DEMS (Department of Environment Management Services), North MCD, said: “We have already posted ads in major newspapers on NGT controls.

These are also known as “constrictive nottices”, which means that we can carry all those carrying a plastic bag of less than 50 microns thick, whether or not they play advertising.

At the same time, companies have agreed that their workforce is insufficient to carry out the exercise on their own. “But with each ZOC with only a few hundred people at your disposal, we can not match all galli-mohalla Delhi.

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) must fulfill its obligation to close the large and small manufacturing facilities of thin polyethylene bags that are distributed in areas such as Bawana and Narela industrial zone and basal Darapur “he The National Court Green had also decided to use plastic bags in the past.

In July, the Court criticized the Delhi government over the widespread use of plastics in the country’s capital, despite the ban in 2016. The Union government has also imposed a similar ban last year, but nothing has worked for several reasons.

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