Published On: Tue, Aug 18th, 2015

NGT hearing on Plastic ban to be held on 19th Aug

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Haridwar: The National Green Tribunal(NGT) will hear the report of its Local Commissioner Shakir Zaidi on August 19, who had twice visited the Har-ki-Pauri to inspect the implementation of the tribunal orders to stop the use of polythene bags and plastic canes at the sanctum sanctorum zone. The district administration and the Municipal Corporation are carrying out impromptu raids at the site to ensure that the NGT directives are adhered to. The NGT has been vary particular of banning use of plastic in the city and had also sealed hotel Radisson Blu earlier in May this year for failing to comply to its orders.

Led by Chief Town Officer Vipra Trivedi, Circle Officer City Chandra Mohan, tehsildar Dinesh Mohan Uniyal and Har-ki-Pauri police station in charge Mohan Singh, administrative-civic team for past two days are carrying out inspection and penalty drive on NGT directive violator traders and vendors. The administration in its drive has seized huge quantity of polythene bags and cans from traders and vendors and penalized them.

Vipra Trivedi said, “The NGT directives are clear and no one is allowed to carry polythene bags and canes in and around Har-ki-Pauri.”

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