The inspections were led by four health inspectors and 16 junior health inspectors (JHIs).
Principal Secretary (Environment) Supriya Sahu said that the next phase of the campaign will be raising awareness about alternative materials such as jute and banana fibre.
City corporation plans to enforce ban on plastic and other disposable items from Jan 15.
The civic body’s efforts have reaped results as most of the shop vendors now use only cloth bags, besides encouraging consumers to bring their own bags from home.
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As commercial establishments provided beautiful plastic bags to the public, the practice of carrying yellow bags decreased.
Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi also took part in the event and handed over certificates to students who collected the most waste.
The fishermen said the insufficiency of the subsidised fuel and the spiralling diesel price have forced the owners of the fishing vessels to opt for the cheaply available plastic oil.
By the order of the Secretary, Environment, power connection of the unit has been disconnected immediately, said an official press release from the Department of Science , Technology and Environment.
The officials informed that along with hefty fines, legal cases will be filed under the National Tribunal and Solid Waste Management Act against the manufacturers if they do not follow the regulations
Plastic waste forms more than 10 percent of the total waste generated in UT, as identified by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCC).
Under proposals in a 12-week public consultation, businesses and consumers will need to move towards more sustainable alternatives.
Deomali, the highest mountain peak of the State in Koraput’s Pottangi, is gearing up for a fresh look with a cleanliness drive initiated by the block administration last month.
The researchers noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for single-use plastics such as face masks, gloves, and face shields.
People should carry their own bag either plastic or jute bag when they go to market.