Steering committee to tackle plastic menace

The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is geared up to remove plastic bags from the areas under its jurisdiction.

The civic body will soon set up a central steering committee in this regard. The committee will be implementing the ban on plastic bags within the municipal limits.

Nagkumar Kunchagi, municipal officer of health, PCMC said, “The central steering committee will be formed in next 15 days and help in ensuring the effective implementation of the ban on plastic bags. The committee will take all policy decisions with regard to the implementation of the ban. The committee will also consider the views of the citizens as well as the manufacturers of plastic bags.”

PCMC officials said the central screening committee’s chief will be headed by the mayor, with municipal commissioner Asheesh Sharma as its member secretary.

 “The committee will also be deciding on the fines to be levied from defaulters. The standing committee has taken a decision to implement a ban on plastic and a proposal to this effect will be tabled before the civic general body soon.”

From Indian Express

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