Goods made from forbidden polyethylene are sold indiscriminately, officials are indifferent

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Those responsible are unable to take action against the sale of banned polyethylene in the district. It is sold indiscriminately from rural areas to cities. Shopkeepers, handcarts and khomchas sell goods made from banned polyethylene in the market. Not only are those responsible for the sales ban clueless, but people are also not becoming environmentally conscious. Going to the market without a bag from home to collect the goods. At the same time, in an online meeting, the Prime Minister also instructed officials from the city administration, the municipal utility company and Nagar Panchayat to review the sale of prohibited polyethylene. Even after that, it is unable to stop it.
The NGT (National Green Tribunal) had banned the sale of 50 micron polyethylene to ameliorate the environmental degradation caused by the increased use of polyethylene. Despite the ban, banned polyethylene is sold indiscriminately in the market. In the district, more than a hundred shopkeepers are wholesaling and retailing banned polyethylene. According to the source, around ten quintals of polyethylene are sold every day. Recently, at the behest of the Varanasi Municipal Corporation, police had seized a large amount of banned polyethylene from a container near the village of Bakhra in the Mughalsarai Kotwali area. Sources say that banned polyethylene comes in large quantities from Ghaziabad and Gujarat in UP. In this regard, Krishna Chandra told the EO community that continuous action is being taken to prevent the sale of banned polyethylene. A fine is imposed along with the seizure of polyethylene.

Those responsible are unable to take action against the sale of banned polyethylene in the district. It is being sold indiscriminately from rural areas to cities. Shopkeepers, handcarts and khomchas sell goods made from banned polyethylene in the market. Not only are those responsible for the sales ban clueless, but people are also not becoming environmentally conscious. Going to the market without a bag from home to collect the goods. At the same time, in an online meeting, the Prime Minister also instructed officials from the city administration, the municipal utility company and Nagar Panchayat to review the sale of prohibited polyethylene. Even after that, it is unable to stop it.

The NGT (National Green Tribunal) had banned the sale of 50 micron polyethylene to ameliorate the environmental degradation caused by the increased use of polyethylene. Despite the ban, banned polyethylene is sold indiscriminately in the market. In the district, more than a hundred shopkeepers are wholesaling and retailing banned polyethylene. According to the source, around ten quintals of polyethylene are sold every day. Recently, at the behest of the Varanasi Municipal Corporation, police had seized a large amount of banned polyethylene from a container near the village of Bakhra in the Mughalsarai Kotwali area. Sources say that banned polyethylene comes in large quantities from Ghaziabad and Gujarat in UP. In this regard, Krishna Chandra told the EO community that continuous action is being taken to prevent the sale of banned polyethylene. A fine is imposed along with the seizure of polyethylene.

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( News Source – Amar Ujala )

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