- On August 10, NGT had imposed an interim ban on use of plastic bags
- 30,000 kg of plastic bags have been seized in the city since the ban
- Rs. 31.8 lakh has been collected as environmental compensation fine
New Delhi: Following a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning plastic bags less than 50 micron in thickness in the national capital, 30,000 kg of plastic bags have been seized in the city, an official statement said. Also 1,650 challans have been issued and Rs. 31.8 lakh has been collected as environmental compensation fine.
On August 10, the NGT had imposed an interim ban on use of plastic bags with thickness less than 50 microns in Delhi and also imposed a fine of Rs. 5,000 on violators.
The drive against plastic bags was conducted by New Delhi Municipal Council, three municipal corporations of Delhi, Delhi Cantonment Board and other departments concerned.
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Sunday directed officials to intensify implementation of the NGT order and said that banned plastic bags were still being used in the city, according to the statement.
He also urged officials to carry out widespread raids and mass awareness programmes.
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October 30, 2017 at 7:20 pm
We are setting up a non recyclable plastic to fuel plant in United Arab Emirates and other Middle East countries. Finally there is a solution for this and nothing can be dumped in landfill as far as plastic is concerned.
If the technology exist than why worry about its usage?