News Patiala: The central government has banned single-use plastic across the country from July 1, 2022. The Punjab government itself has accepted the ban on single-use plastic. But despite this, single-use plastic is not stopping in the city.
On the orders of Joint Commissioner Jeevanjot Kaur, Sanitary Inspector Rishabh Gupta along with his team raided the market of Gurbaksh Colony late in the evening. They seized 18 kg plastic envelopes and invoiced six shopkeepers for single-use plastic.
But, Municipal Corporation Chief Sanitary Inspector Sanjeev Kumar, Sanitary Inspector Kuldeep Singh, Rajesh Mattu, Inderjit Singh, Mohit Jindal, Harvinder Singh, and the team of the Health Branch on Monday violated the orders issued about single-use plastic in different areas. 22 challans were made. In the coming days, the teams of the Municipal Corporation will intensify their campaign about single-use plastic.
In an appeal to the people, Joint Commissioner Jeevanjot Kaur has said that the Corporation Commissioner Aditya Uppal (IAS) himself went to different areas to make the residents aware of single-use plastic as well as wet and dry waste. have been made aware to handle them.
According to the Joint Commissioner, in the coming days, not only the shopkeepers but also the common people will be challenged for using single-use plastic.