"We have also decided to less than the 40-micron thick. The objective of the meeting was to involve public and NGOs to make Allahabad polythene-free. The idea was also to promote use of paper which is biodegradable and environmental friendly," said Singh. We have also decided to impose hefty fines on retail - and wholesalers if they are waste involve public and NGOs found guilty of violating rulings to make Allahabad polythene - of the high court," he added.
The municipal commissioner has directed officials to carry out drives and make a proper report for further action. Deputy municipal commissioner Pradeep Kumar and paryavaran abhiyanta of nagar nigam Sanjeev Pradhan were present on the occasion. Nearly 85 retail and wholesale shopkeepers along with representatives of three NGOs also participated in the meeting.
Meanwhile, nodal officer of nagar nigam Mukesh Sharma said that the drive against use of polythene lathe city would be intensified in the coming days. He said that people would be made aware of the rulings of high court. On their part, promising to extend all support, trader leaders have said that they will fully cooperate in this mission.
State president of Vyapari Ekta Samiti Vijay Gupta said that he would encourage shopkeepers to use paper bags in place of polythene while members of Kalindipuram Jagriti Samiti have decided to make their locality polythene free. They have also held a meeting under the chairmanship of Samiti's secretary JP Tiwari to chalk out plan in this regard.