DDA authorities along with police conducting the checking drive on banned plastic products at New Market

Kohima: Following the imposition of ban on single-use plastic (SUP) items across the state with effect from October 2, the Dimapur district administration on Friday conducted a check at New Market area of Dimapur on Friday and seized nearly 40 kg of such products.

The seized items included disposable plates, spoons and straws, among others. These were seized from various business establishments and were later handed over to the Dimapur Municipal corporation (DMC) for proper disposal.

As per reports shared by the district information and public relation office, the checking drive was led by sub-divisional officer (civil) Sadar N Zubenthung Ngullie, along with police personnel, members of DMC, gaonburhas of New Market area and DBs and Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI).

On the other hand, the Kohima district task force along with various departments and NGOs too conducted a checking drive on SUP ban in Kohima town on Friday.

Kohima district task force members conducting checking drive at shops in Kohima town

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Divided into four, the teams distributed paper bags to shopkeepers and pedestrians and shoppers using plastic bags. Numerous business establishments, who were caught utilising and selling the banned single-use plastic products, were served a formal warning. The task force also warned that there will be fine for every defaulter and it could even lead to cancellation of the trade licences.

District authorities distributing paper bags to pedestrians in Kohima town of Nagaland

It was later informed that a mini truck loaded with the seized products, most of which were mineral water crates, were confiscated and disposed of.

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