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Rawat Mishthan Bhandar penalized for using polybags, Rs 1 lakh fine recovered

JMC’s campaign against use of polybags continues

February 1, 2018, 4:25 pm

Rawat Mishthan Bhandar

Rawat Mishthan Bhandar

Jaipur: Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Thursday recovered a carrying charge of Rs 1 lakh from Rawat Mishthan Bhandar when this famous Pyaj Ki Kachori shop near Polo Victory was found using plastic bags. JMC officials said that they had complaints regarding use of plastic bags at the sweet shop following which a team led by deputy commissioner Ramratan Sharma and revenue officer Naman Sharma conducted a surprise check. “Nearly 20 kg of polybags were found from the spot. There was garbage and waste lying around. We penalized the owner and recovered Rs 1 lakh carrying charge,” said a JMC officer. JMC has launched a campaign against use of polybags. Action is being taken against shops and businesses which don’t keep color-coded dustbins and dump waste on road. On Wednesday, JMC had penalized Domino’s Pizza outlet in Vidhyadhar Nagar. A senior JMC officer said that their focus is on big brands because they should be more responsible about environment protection and sanitation. “We will continue to take action against violators,” he said.

First published: August 11, 2017