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Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: Municipal strike action against plastic

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Nagpur: Under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s nuisance investigation team on Wednesday (Thu. 13) took action against 05 establishments and recovered a fine of Rs 30,000. Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Shri. Radhakrishnan b.

Under his guidance, the Dharampeth, Gandhibagh and Sataranjipura zone nuisance search team took action against 4 establishments in connection with the banned plastic bag and recovered a fine of Rs. 20,000 / -. Also 7 kg of plastic was seized.

The nuisance search team took action against Ganesh Sagar Restaurant near Sitabardi Yashwant Stadium under Dharampeth zone and recovered a fine of Rs 5,000 for using a plastic bag.

A fine of Rs 10,000 was levied against Gurugovind Singh Readymade at Badkas Chowk Mahal and Gurugovind Singh at Nangaputla Chowk, Gandhibagh under Gandhibagh zone.

A fine of Rs 5,000 was levied against GK Trading at Binaki Mangalwari under Sataranjipura zone.

Similarly, Ojas Luxurious of Shri Ganesh Apartment, Kotwal Nagar under Dhantoli Zone was fined Rs. The operation was led by Veersen Tambe, head of the nuisance search team.

Ban on the following plastic items As per the directives of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, items with a thickness of less than 75 microns have been banned from September 30, 2021. Since December 31, 2022, all types of plastic with a thickness of less than 120 microns have been banned

. All types of plastic bags (carry bags (carry bags), dish bowls, containers (bins) etc.) with or without handles, including all compostable plastics, except bags used for garbage and nurseries, have been banned.

Apart from this, decorative plastic and polystyrene (thermocol), plastic-coated sweet boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packets will also be banned.

Along with this, ear rings with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, ice cream sticks, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery – like forks, spoons, knives, straws, trays etc. And plastic or PVC banners less than 100 microns are all prohibited.

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