Plastic ban : Seller fine Rs.10,000, Buyer fine :Rs.250

Plastic ban : Seller fine Rs.10,000, Buyer fine :Rs.250
Use plastic in Warangal, be ready to pay Rs. 250 fine

The warangal municipal corporation leads the way for effective implementation of ban on plastics.

Municipal Commissioner Vivek Yadav launch the campaign against use of plastic at the Public Gardens in Hanamkonda on Thursday.

The Warangal Municipal Corporation has launched a massive campaign against the sale and use of plastic bags in the tri-cities of Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet, here on Thursday.

The corporation, in collaboration with non-governmental organisations Bala Vikasa, Citizens Against Pollution and Vallampatla Arts Academy, launched mobile vans that would campaign against the use of plastic bags and inform the public about the penal measures the corporation proposes to impose on violators.

Those selling plastic would have to pay Rs.10,000 fine and those using them would also attract a penalty of Rs.250. The mobile vans were flagged off by  Municipal Commissioner Vivek Yadav from the Public Gardens in Hanamkonda.

Municipal Commissioner Vivek Yadav said that though the campaign had been launched long ago, it had not yielded the expected results owing to poor awareness and co-operation from the people. “The local body or government can bring out much legislation. But, it will yield results only when people co-operate and supplement the efforts of the government,” he pointed out.

S. Shourie Reddy of Bala Vikasa said that in addition to creating awareness against the use of plastic, they will strive to popularise the use of jute, paper and cloth bags by making them available to people under the aegis of Warangal Municipal Corporation.

V.Nageswar Rao of Vallampatla Arts Academy said that they would come out with banners, posters and skits to discourage people from using plastic bags in the town.