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Mohali MC mulls complete ban on polythene bags


MOHALI: The municipal corporation has decided to impose whole ban on utilization of polythene baggage in the city. The time table level publish all through the new MC area meet has been duly licensed. Interestingly, previous the civic body had introduced ban on the usage of polythene baggage however since then the government failed to impose any challans at the violators.

During the MC area meet, the time table level has been duly licensed mentioning the Punjab govt had lately issued a notification regarding the whole ban on the usage of polythene baggage and material made of thermocol below the MC limits. The ban stand for utilization, garage, production, distribution, recycling of polythene baggage and material made of thermocol such as disposable plates, glasses, cups and spoons. MC has additionally followed the notification issued through the Punjab govt after which raids will likely be conducted to curb violators.

Till date, polythene baggage are getting used with impunity in Mohali, particularly in Kisan Mandis and colonies falling below the MC prohibit. Reports have additionally been submitted with the civic body government relating to stray cattle eating polythene littered in parks and roadside rubbish dumps.

MC commissioner Bhupinder Pal Singh stated, “The notification has been issued through the Punjab govt and Mohali MC has followed it. Now, we will carry out drives to penalise those discovered violating the ban. It may be obligatory for the Swachh Survekshan survey to keep town clean and polythene free.”


As the second one section of Swachh Survekshan is coming near, the Mohali municipal corporation will focal point at the elimination of polythene littered and development material particles dumps in the city. MC has been making efforts to give a boost to upon the national score in the Swachh Survekshan. Last 12 months, Mohali used to be ranked at 121 in the survey conducted below Swachh Survekshan 2017 through the central govt.


Mohali scored a complete of 1,193 issues out of 2000 (59.65%) after analysis of more than a few parts. The major part municipal self declaration wearing 45% of 2000 the total marks, included parts like cast waste assortment and transport, cast waste processing and disposal, open defecation free, capability development efforts and consciousness campaigns and behavior change, where the MC scored 478 out of 900 issues, which computes to be 53%.


However, the citizens of Mohali really feel that the power rubbish dumps in the rural area most likely will have to have brought down the score. Earlier, mayor Kulwant Singh had additionally pulled up cleaning and sweeping officers outsourced to scrub town for not putting off the polythene litter. But till date the corporate failed to take away the litter.


Mayor stated he visited the park in Sector 71 where polythene waste used to be littered, and the similar situation used to be additionally visible at different sectors like Sector 70, Industrial Area Phase 8B, Phase 1, X, XI for which the corporate has been directed to scrub the mess.


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