Trade licence, plastic drive nets Rs 13,000

Trade licence, plastic drive nets Rs 13,000

Mysore City Corporation officials seize banned plastic during a raid recently. DH PHOTO

In a continued drive against plastic below 40 micron thickness and trade licence, a team of officers from Mysore City Corporation (MCC) collected a penalty of Rs 13,000.

Most part of the drive that was restricted to Soji Road near Gandhi Square couldn’t find much of the banned plastic, while most were found either continuing with the business without renewing the licence or not willing to secure the same, said an officer. Some among them, volunteered to pay the renewal fee.

However, a few representatives of  the merchants association who intervened requested in-charge health officer M V Sudha to give a week’s time. The traders assured that they will take the initiative and see to it that the shopkeepers around will be complying with the law.

The officer who obliged warned of resuming the drive, if they fail to keep their words.
According to an officer, the drive especially against plastic has gathered steam after it was decided to ban plastic below 40 micron thickness.

The gazetted order in this regard was issued in February. Till now, nearly four to five lorry loads of the banned plastic has been seized and stored in an undisclosed location. If sources are to be believed, plans are in the pipeline to shred the plastic, in the coming days.

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