The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) has sent a recommendation to the Uttarakhand Government to reinstate the ban on single-use plastic to restrict the increasing usage of plastic in the city.
The usage of plastic has increased manifold since March after the Government lifted the ban to facilitate essential services during Covid-19 pandemic. The Dehradun municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey informed that the corporation has sent the recommendation to the state government to reinstate the plastic ban and once the government reinstates it, the MCD will commence with its awareness campaign against plastic usage.
The roadside garbage dumps have increased in the last few months in the city in which the plastic waste is dumped the most and hence, it was decided in the last board meeting that the corporation will approach the state government to restore plastic ban in the city. As informed by the commissioner earlier, the MCD will give some time to the commercial establishments and vendors to restrict the use of plastic on their own and after that, regular inspection will be conducted besides imposing penalties in the city.
Friday, 25 December 2020 | PNS | Dehradun