Abohar, October 25
As part of the “Chokho Abohar” project announced by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the municipal corporation here has launched a drive to curb the sale and use of polythene.
Teams of the MC conducted raids today and seized 92 quintal polythene from three places. MC Commissioner Abhijeet Kaplish said 30 quintal polythene was seized yesterday and prevented from entering the market.
BAN IMPOSED IN FEB’16
The state government had banned the use of plastic carry bags in Feb 2016 under the provisions of the Punjab Plastic Carry Bags (Manufacture, Usage and Disposal) Control Act, 2005
The state government had banned the use of plastic carry bags in February 2016 under the provisions of the Punjab Plastic Carry Bags (Manufacture, Usage and Disposal) Control Act, 2005.
The MC teams stopped vehicles transporting polythene to the market. Around 80 quintal belonged to wholesaler Pratap Kumar, 7 quintal to Raj Kumar and another 5 quintal to Bhup Ram. Earlier, 30 quintal polythene being transported by Sunil Kumar was intercepted on Saturday.
This is the biggest operation in the history of the corporation where 122 quintals of polythene envelopes have been prevented from entering the market in two days.
Kaplish said the purchase, sale and use of polythene was prohibited and action would be taken against those found buying, selling or using it. — OC
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