585 challans issued in the Panchkula district and fine of Rs 7.12 lakh imposed; 210.1 kg of plastic seized in the district

Panchkula, July 27-       

Deputy Commissioner, Sh Mahavir Kaushik said that apart from making people aware, stringent steps are being taken to effectively enforce the single use plastic ban in Panchkula. As many as 585 challans have so far been issued in the district for violating the norms, in which a total fine of Rs 7.12 lakh has been imposed.

Sh. Mahavir Kaushik gave this information in the second meeting of the Special Task Force constituted for effective implementation of single-use plastic ban held with all the Deputy Commissioners through video conferencing under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal today.

Sh Kaushik said that people are being made aware about the adverse effects of plastic through various activities in schools, colleges, markets, mandis and other public places. Apart from this, 11 teams of officers of various departments’ have been constituted to strictly implement the single use plastic ban.

He further said that the teams have made 5,855 inspections and issued 585 challans in violation of norms and recovered a fine of Rs 7.12 lakh. Apart from this, 210.1 kilogram plastic has been seized from different places in the district, he added.

The Deputy Commissioner said that as per the directions issued by the State Government, ban on single use plastic has been imposed in the district from July 1, 2022 onwards.

To effectively implement the ban, he himself has been reviewing the steps taken by the concerned departments and also issuing necessary directions, he said adding that to completely curb the use of plastic, it is necessary to identify its source. Sh Kaushik said that directions have also been issued to the enforcement teams to conduct regular raids on wholesalers of plastics carry bags and other items.

On this occasion, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Sh Dharamvir Singh, Regional Officer of Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Panchkula  Virendra Poonia, ACP Vijay Nehra and concerned officers of various other departments.

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