170 kg plastic bags seized; Rs 10,000 fine imposed in Mundgod

Source: DHNS | Published on 7th August 2018, 6:35 PM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Mundgod: The civic authorities have launched a drive to contain plastic bag menace in Mundgod. This drive was launched by tahsildar Ashok Gurani on Monday.

Several teams have been formed to raid the shops selling the banned plastic bags. During the first day of the drive, 170kg plastic bags were seized and a fine of Rs 10,000 was imposed on sellers.

The teams visited hundreds of shops particularly in the market area and seized the plastic bags. They cautioned the shop owners not to sell plastic bags. Penalties too were imposed on some shop-keepers. The officials said that the public have to co-operate with the authorities in making Mundgod free from plastic bags. Plastic bags are degrading the environment in a much bigger way and a collective effort is needed to put an end to plastic bag menace, they said.

The officials encouraged the market-goers to use cloth bags.

This drive will continue for few more days and those found selling plastic bags will face stringent action, warned the authorities.

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