Another Step Taken Towards Plastic Free Kudla: Vendors Fined

Another Step Taken Towards Plastic Free Kudla: Vendors Fined

September 4: Mangalore City Corporation (MCC)  officials carried out raids on shops and hotels in Mangalore on Tuesday, September 3 and seized 113 kg of banned plastic. Three teams were formed to carry out raids on shops in Central Market, Kadri, Shivabagh and Kottara Chowki areas.
MCC Environment Engineer Madhu S Manohar said that nearly Rs 22,850 was collected in fines from the law violators.
The State Level Committee (SLC) constituted as per the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order to look into the implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 in Karnataka had directed government authorities to strictly implement the plastic ban notification in the State, by resorting to fines from September 1. MCC had constituted four teams for the implementation of the ban from September 1 following orders from NGT.
the state government, through a Gazette notification on March 11, 2016, had banned the manufacture and use of plastic carry bags, banners, buntings, flex, flags, plates, water pot, spoons dining table sheets and items made up of thermocoal. The state government, through a Gazette notification on March 11, 2016, had banned the manufacture and use of plastic carry bags, banners, buntings, flex, flags, plates, water pot, spoons, dining table sheets and items made up of thermocoal.
Sources have confirmed that MCC conduct at least three raids a week, to implement effectively ban on plastic in Mangalore.
Mangalore South MLA Vedavyas Kamath had already started the #plasticfreekudla initiative long back and this move by the MCC will give more mileage to the initiative.

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