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SHADC to enforce ban on single use plastic
Source: Chronicle News Service

Kangpokpi, July 14 2022: For effective district-wide enforcement of the Manipur Plastic Policy, 2022 and as part of its concerted efforts towards curbing single-use plastic, Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council (SHADC), Kangpokpi organised a one-day awareness programme with license holder shopkeepers of Kangpokpi district headquarters at its conference hall on Thursday.

The programme was attended by Kangpokpi DC Kengoo Zuringla, SHADC CEO James Doujapao Haokip and executive officer (town) Limminthang Haokip.

In her speech, Kengoo Zuringla deliberated on the ill-effects of single-use plastic and said that the convenience of using single-use plastic has become immensely hazardous to health apart from affecting the society, environment and future.

She advised shopkeepers to ask their customers to bring their own non-plastic carry bags and never provide them plastic carry bag anymore.

She further encouraged shopkeepers to be responsible citizens in eliminating single-use plastic and become a torch bearer in making Kangpokpi a plastic-free district.

Informing shopkeepers about enforcement of Manipur Plastic Policy, 2022, SHADC Kangpokpi CEO James Doujapao Haokip said that any licence holder shopkeeper/business establishment found violating, selling and using single-use plastic in contravention of the directive of the policy shall be liable for punishment under Section 15 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 .

He further said that the government's plastic policy is for the welfare of all and public must enthusiastically adhere to it.

He also said that a shop-to-shop drive within Kangpokpi town will be conducted anytime in the presence of all concerned authorities/representatives including police.

Meanwhile, SHADC Kangpokpi executive officer Limminthang Haokip distributed copy of the order issued by the government for banning use of single-use plastic to all the licence holder shopkeepers after the awareness programme.


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