Thursday, August 18, 2022

Single-use plastic ban: Kohima DTF fixes penalty rate

Kohima District Task Force (DTF) for implementation of “total ban on all single-use plastic in Kohima” has fixed penalty for defaulters not complying with government’s order on banned identified single-use plastic (SUP) items in both the rural and urban areas of the district.
According to a DIPR report, the decision was taken at DTF meeting held under the chairmanship of deputy commissioner (DC) Kohima, Shanavas C, in the conference hall of DC Kohima on July 11, 2022.
The meeting has decided to penalise the business establishments/defaulters found selling/using the banned identified SUP items with Rs. 1,000 for the first offence, Rs. 5,000 for second offence and Rs. 10,000 with cancellation of license for the third offence.
Further, DTF decided to have a sitting with Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) and NGOs in due course of time. It was also decided to disseminate the required information in various medium of platforms to create awareness on the banned plastic items.
DTF further decided to take up the issue of plastic disposal with some working waste management system.
Taking note of views and opinions shared by the members, DC said that collective efforts and assistance from all concerned NGOs, Churches and other stakeholders would be required for the successful implementation of the exercise.
State government imposed total ban on all identified SUP items in Nagaland to eradicate the menace of plastic that posed the serious environmental and ecological challenges.
The meeting was attended by government officials, NGOs, Churches and other stakeholders.

SourceNPN

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