Delhi: Awareness drive against use of plastic bags

To ensure complete implementation of the ban on use of plastic bags in its area, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has launched an awareness drive.

Other than holding surprise checks, the Council has also begun a campaign called ‘No to Use Plastic Bags’.

Recently, the civic agency seized 15 kg of plastic bags from shopkeepers at the Sarojini Nagar market.

With its new campaign, the NDMC plans to sensitise residents, traders and students and ask them to use jute, cloth and paper bags.

NDMC Public Health department’s Medical Officer of Health Dr P K Sharma said the drive is a continuous process to implement the ban.

“Since plastic bags were banned, we have been making surprise checks on shops and restaurants regularly as they tend to go back to using plastic bags if checks are not conducted regularly,” Dr Sharma said. The Health department is conducting the drive in Connaught Place, Netaji Nagar market, Begum Zaidi market, Moti Bagh, East Kidwai Nagar market and Sarojini Nagar market.

The Health department also issued a circular to restaurants and eating joints forbidding the use of plastic bags. Similar circulars have been issued to sanitary inspectors of all NDMC areas, resident welfare associations, market traders associations, schools, colleges, corporate houses and government and non-government organisations.

From Indian Express

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