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Bengaluru Development Minister directed BBMP to enforce plastic ban on war footing

Bengaluru Development Minister directed BBMP to enforce plastic ban on war footing
Bengaluru Development Minister directed BBMP to enforce plastic ban on war footing
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According to sources three years after the plastic ban was introduced in Bengaluru, the city’s civic body, has finally began enforcing the rule. Meanwhile officials of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP’s) Solid Waste Management department on Tuesday and Wednesday conducted checks on retail outlets and raided shops of vendors of banned plastic items.



As per report the BBMP officials have managed to seize 1.5 tonnes of banned plastic items within a span of two days. Moreover according to officials with the BBMP’s Solid Waste Management Department, surprise checks were carried out in shops located in Avenue Road, KR Market and Neelasandra. Furthermore sources in the BBMP say that the officials seized banned plastic items weighing 1 tonne from just one shop located on Avenue Road.

Bengaluru Development Minister directed BBMP to enforce plastic ban on war footing

BBMP official said “The BBMP is imposing a fine of Rs 10,000 on those who own small shops and Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh for larger shop owners. According to the official, the Palike began cracking down on shops in KR Market and Avenue Road as these are the shops which sell plastic items to shop owners from other areas in the city.

Bengaluru Development Minister directed BBMP to enforce plastic ban on war footing

Bengaluru Development Minister directed BBMP to enforce plastic ban on war footing
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