1500 KG polythene recovered
Shopkeepers, shoppers fined for using polythene bags
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Aug 20: 1500 kilograms of polythene bags were Saturday seized from the City markets while not only the traders but even the shoppers making use of the banned lot were fined.
On the directions of Minister for Environment and Forests, Mian Altaf, a joint team of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, State Pollution Control Board, Revenue officials assisted by the police inspected the markets.
The SMC’s Anti Polythene Squad head Manzoor Ahmed Turray said the major chunk of polythene bags was recovered from the City centre.
He said around a 100 odd people carrying polythene bags were fined. “We slapped a fine of Rs 50 per head on them,” Turray told Greater Kashmir.
The SPCB team led by District Officer Muhammad Yousuf Mir said a total fine of over Rs 25,000 was recovered from the offenders by the joint anti-polythene squad adding that the drive would continue vigorously.
“We will continue with the drive till the last polythene bag is recovered,” Mir said.
The anti-polythene squad has warned the people to refrain from use of polythene bags.
Meanwhile the SMC people hailed the role of police saying without their assistance the drive wouldnt have been successful.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 20 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 20 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 21 Aug 2011 00:00:00 IST
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