New Delhi: Authorities have seized nearly 8,000 kilograms of plastic of less than 50 microns thickness over the last two weeks in the city following a ban by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Delhi government said today.
The government also informed that a sum total of Rs 3 lakh has been collected as fine. On August 10, the NGT had imposed an interim ban on plastic in the city and announced that a penalty of Rs 5,000 would be slapped on violators.
According to reports submitted by various departments, a total of 7,739 kg of plastic carry bags (less than 50 microns) has been seized, 492 challans have been issued and a total of Rs 2.9 lakh has been realized as environment compensation, the government said in a statement.
The statement was issued following Environment Minister Imran Hussain’s meeting with senior officials of the municipal corporations, revenue department, environment department and the …