Gurugram: On Friday, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) raided the wholesale market of Khandsa in the city and seized around 400 kilograms of polythene bags from various traders. Use of plastic bag has been banned in Gurugram since April 1, 2016. "Despite a ban on plastic bags in Gurugram since April 1, 2016, traders are using it frequently. We have been receiving several complaints in this matter and our enforcement wing is trying to nab the accused," said Kuldeep Singh, executive engineer at MCG.
"We have raided many shops of wholesale sellers of polythene bags who supply it to local traders. Challans were also served to two traders and Rs 25,000 fine each was imposed for violating the rules," he said. Offenders were warned that their licenses may be canceled if they continue using plastic bags. Such raids will be conducted in the future also, said Singh.
"The use of polythene bags and related materials has a significant contribution towards polluting the environment. The aim of the initiative is also to encourage residents to switch from plastic to cotton bags," he added. Almost every state of India has banned the use of the plastic bag.