Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today conducted a special drive to put a check on the sale of Single Use Plastic items in the city.
A team of the BMC conducted the special drive from Nalco Chhak to Damana Bazar. Team members sensitized the vendors on single use plastic items and the regulation of 2021.
During the drive, about 21 vendors were covered on the day and about 2.5 quintals of polythene and single use plastic items were seized out of which 1.00 quintal was polythene carry bag. A fine of Rs 1800 was collected from a vendor.
In the team Central squad, police and North Zone enforcement staff were present.
BMC has planned to carry out an intensive campaign to sensitize people and vendors.
The civic body has also planned Zone wise enforcement to check the items for a clean and green Bhubaneswar, informed Suvendu Kumar Sahoo, BMC Deputy Commissioner (Sanitation).
Sahoo urged for community cooperation to make the drive a success in the smart city.