Delhi’s New Rule: Fine Of Rs 5000 If Someone Found With Single Use Plastic.
For the first time, a city-level task force has been formed against single-use plastic. The task force will take strict action against those who are not stopping the use of single-use plastic even after repeated persuasion. The task force will first make 20 markets of Delhi completely single-use plastic-free. After this, the whole of Delhi will get rid of single-use plastic.
NGT is very strict against single-use plastic. The government has also directed to strictly follow the Plastic Waste Management Rules-2016. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has also been campaigning against single-use plastic from time to time. But his campaign did not have an effect on the ground for long. When action is taken, its use is stopped, but after a few days, its use starts again in the market.
Southern Corporation has been running a massive campaign in its four zones for the last two weeks, asking people not to use single-use plastic. RWA, Market Association has been associated with this campaign. Clothes and jute bags have been distributed to the people. Now the corporation is in a mood to show strictness.
An important meeting on this issue was held on Friday under the chairmanship of Southern Corporation Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti. This includes all the District Magistrates (South, New Delhi, South East, South West, Central, North, West Districts), the four Deputy Commissioners (Central, South, West, Najafgarh Zone), officials of the Dames Department, representatives of Okhla Industrial Area Association, non-government Organizations ITC, RWA and Task Force members participated. It was decided in this meeting that 20 markets under the jurisdiction of South Corporation would be declared single-use plastic free. Markets are being surveyed.
Plastic less than 50 microns will be strictly banned in the markets. Violators will be fined Rs 5000. Till now only plastic was seized. West Zone Assistant Commissioner Harish Kashyap said that initially poly bags, plastic bottles, plastic pouches will be eliminated. From February 1, 2022, gutka packed in plastic will be completely banned in Delhi.