Published On : Sat, Jul 2nd, 2022

Plastic ban: NMC’s Nuisance Detection Squad raids 13 firms on Day 1

Nagpur: On the first day of the start of ban on single use plastic, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) teams raided 13 establishments and recovered a fine of Rs 75,000. Despite warning and appeal to traders to detest from using the banned plastic items, some establishments continued with use of the single use plastic.

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The teams of Nuisance Detection Squad (NDS) fanned out in market areas of the city, Dhantoli, Nehru Nagar, Gandhibagh, Satranjipura, Ashi Nagar and Mangalwari Zones. Since the last few days, NDS teams have intensified their drive against single use plastic and so far taken action against 93 establishments. A fine of Rs 4.80 lakh was also recovered from the errant traders.

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The NMC has been creating awareness among traders not to use the prohibited plastic items. In Dhantoli Zone, the NDS team swooped on Navdurga Saree Centre in Old Babulkheda area on Manewada Road and a fine of Rs. 10,000 was imposed for use of plastic material. At Nehru Nagar Zone, action was taken against Gajanan Daily Needs in Dyaneshwar Nagar and was fined Rs. 5,000.

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Under Gandhibagh Zone, Bode Khadya Bhandar and Vikas Cloth Shop, Shahid Square, were checked and plastic bags were found and they were fined Rs. 15,000. Further at Satranjipura Zone in Maskasath area plastic items were found at Mahendra Kirana & General Stores and at Shailendra Kirana & Co. at Raut Square and from them Rs. 10,000 fine was totally recovered. In Ashi Nagar Zone the NDS team checked Rajput Apartment at Kamal Square and recovered a fine of Rs. 5,000. At Mangalwari Zone, in Sadar the Sai Fruit Centre and Ma Vaishnavi Fruit Centre were fined Rs. 10,000.

Akhil Bharatiya Pulak Manch Pariwar launched a drive to rid Nagpur city of banned plastic items. The drive started from Munisuvatranathswami Shewtamber Muritpujak Tapgacch Sangh located at Itwari Bhaji Mandi. Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Radhakrishnan B was the chief guest. Abha Pande, Member, State Women Commission, Manish Mehta, Bhupendra Shah, Trustee, Amarswaroop Foundation, Sharad Machale, President, Pulak Manch Pariwar, were also present.

Radhakrishnan said that every citizen should take a vow that they would not use single-use plastic as it is harmful for the environment. He expressed happiness that citizens have taken initiative to get rid of plastic from Itwari itself. The Manch took the plastic bags and in return gifted cloth bags to discourage use of plastic items.

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