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Sunday, 2 August 2020

Plastic ban: Kurukshetra administration to tighten noose on violators

Tribune News Service

Kurukshetra, August 1

Selling polythene may now cost sealing of shop in Kurukshetra. As per the information, the administration has planned to launch a drive after Rakhi in the district.

Speaking to The Tribune, DC Dhirendra Khadgata said, "Regular challans were being issued for selling and using polythene but now we have decided to go strict against the bulk sellers and seal their shops. There are several alternatives available, they must stop selling polythene bags else the shops will be sealed during the drive, for which directions have been issued to Thanesar Municipal Council and other civic bodies in the district. The officials have been told to impose a complete ban on the sale and use of polythene."

Recently, a drive was launched against the usage of polythene in the district under which the Thanesar Municipal Council, Shahabad Municipal Committee, Pehowa Municipal Committee, Ladwa Municipal Committee and Ismailabad Municipal Committee had issued 566 challans and imposed a fine of Rs 71,500.

"Besides the municipal officials, 22 officers in the district have been assigned the duty to tighten the noose against the polythene sellers, and the ADC has been appointed as the nodal officer for the drive. All the SDMs have been told to prepare the lists of such shopkeepers and seal their shops if they fail to comply with the orders," said the DC.

from The Tribune

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