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UP govt seeks compliance report on plastic ban

Press Trust of India 

The Uttar Pradesh government has sought a report from district magistrates, municipal commissioners and other officials within three days on non-compliance of the ban on plastic in the state capital.

A list of traders has also been sought who are selling banned plastic.

"A report has been sought from the DMs, municipal commissioner, SSP, Secretary Pollution control board, Assistant Commissioner Commercial Tax on non-compliance of plastic ban in the state capital," AdditionalChief Secretary, Home said in a directive issued on Monday night.

Officials have been asked to inform representatives of traders in writing and talk to peoples' representatives about the plastic ban, he said.

After August 31, if there is any report of sale of banned plastic, strict action will be taken against the SHO, municipal corporation and otherofficials concerned.

As per the government's order last year, polythene below 50 micron has been banned.

The government has proposed a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh and 6 months jail for violators.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 13 2019. 11:50 IST
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