DEHRADUN: Dehradun nagar nigam has formed nine teams of sanitation inspectors to crack down on use of plastic and polythene in the state which was banned by the Uttarakhand High Court in December last year.
Dr R K singh, health officer, Dehradun nagar nigam told, “The HC has asked that the ban should be implemented strictly so we are sending our teams to wards in the city to seize all plastic and polythene bags. We have been trying to curb use of plastic products and regularly ran campaigns for the same.”
The teams will seize banned products across the city. Nigam officials claimed that in the past month they have collected Rs 1 lakh in fine from traders found to be violating the polythene ban.
Uttarakhand HC had ordered ban on polythene on December 20, 2016 following which the state government has issued an order imposing total ban on sale, use and storage of plastic bags, cups, glasses, packing material with effect from January 11, 2017, and the violators are to be fined Rs 5,000.