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Guwahati Residents to Face Fine for Using Plastic Below Regulatory Standards

G Plus News | December 03, 2020 20:17 hrs

GUWAHATI: The Kamrup Metro District Administration has directed the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to ensure strict compliance with plastics that are below the recommended standard. 



The district administration has observed that the shops and establishments are still using/selling carry bags made of virgin or recycled plastic which is less than 40 microns of thickness which is not recommended as per the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Ru
le 2011. 


Moreover, dumping/throwing of plastic bags in the primary and secondary drains has clogged them which has resulted in water logging in and around the city during the rainy season, the district administration has observed. 


Amid the restrictions, the Kamrup District Administration has observed that the shops and establishments, as well as the general public, are still indulging in using/selling carry bags and throwing and dumping in the drains roads and streets. They are also using/selling carry bags made of virgin or recyclable which is less than 40 microns in thickness and shall not throw/clump on the open roads and streets and drains. 


"Whereas I am of the considered opinion that if aforesaid haphazard, unscientific waste disposal in the drains and roads are not stopped then there is immense possibility of inducing major disaster like urban Rood causing great inconvenience and hardship of local inhabitants and also disruption of communication and movement of traffic and cleanliness of the city," stated Biswajit Pegu, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kamrup Metro. 


The DC has directed the GMC to ensure that the strict action to the extent of imposing fine against anybody whether public or commercial establishment or person for using/selling of plastic shopping bags below recommended standard and dumping of garbage/waste.

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