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Buck up, enforce plastic ban, local bodies directed

CHENNAI: The native our bodies have been asked to dollar up and behavior special drives to implement plastic ban in the city. Harminder Singh, most important secretary, municipal management and water provide department, who held a meeting with Greater Chennai company, has asked them to accentuate measures to implement plastic ban. He is also protecting equivalent evaluation conferences at different companies, including Coimbatore.

"I have instructed them to cover all establishments and supply points. Chief minister E K Palaniswami is reviewing the progress every day," he mentioned.

The Greater Chennai Corporation seized more than 94 tonnes of banned plastic between January 1 and February 3. Howeverm there were no sustained measures to put into effect the ban - including cracking down on violators, penalizing, or framing a coverage for plastic waste management. Officials have now not conducted raids at more than a few provide locations, like Parry's Corner, from the place majority of banned plastic are distributed.

The commissioner of municipal management, G Prakash, mentioned that more than 4,600 tonnes of banned plastic were seized in different 11 companies and 124 municipalities. "We are able to find several behavioural changes in people. We are conducting frequent raids and are creating awareness as well," he added.

P Madhusudhan Reddy, deputy commissioner, Health, Greater Chennai, mentioned that they are going to accentuate the force. "We have been raiding various shops every day. We will now crack down at locations where we suspect high plastic usage. While smaller shops will also be covered, we will focus more on the bigger units," he mentioned.

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