JMC launches drive in Jammu


Jammu: As part of its efforts to eliminate single-use plastic, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) launched a drive on Sunday to seize the banned plastic from traders and shopkeepers in Jammu.

According to the report,  the JMC teams seen seizing and awaring the local shopkeepers and street vendors about the banned plastic in their inspection drive.

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Speaking to the media , a JMC official said:” We have strict orders from JMC Mayor and Commissioner to seize the polythene bags which are less than 120 microns and in this connection today we have conducted this drive along with a sanitation team”.

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“On the diktats of JMC mayor we’re on inspection rounds. Three zones have been divided to carry out this drive in Jammu and from tuesday onwards, we will also challan defaulters above Rs 5,000 if they were found trading polythene bags less than 120 microns”, he further said.

“We have strict directions from our mayor not to spare any defaulter, if a person found violating the rules. The defaulters will have to pay a fine depending on the weight of the illegal plastic procured from their possession”, he added.