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Encourage use of cotton, jute bags in Rythu Bazaars
Collector Md Imtiaz along with Municipal Commissioner B Rama Rao on Saturday inspected the Rythu Bazaar at Swarajya Maidan to observe the implementation of ban on sale of plastic carry bags.
Vijayawada: Collector Md Imtiaz along with Municipal Commissioner B Rama Rao on Saturday inspected the Rythu Bazaar at Swarajya Maidan to observe the implementation of ban on sale of plastic carry bags. He spoke to farmers and consumers at Rythu Bazaar and explained the importance of banning the usage of plastic and polythene carry bags.
Later, interacting with media, Imtiaz said the district administration banned the sale of plastic and polythene carry bags in Rytu Bazaars. He said the sale of plastic carry bags banned four years ago in Jaggaiahpet and some other Rythu Bazaars in Challapalli and Gudivada. He underlined the need to use alternatives such as cotton and jute bags instead of plastic carry bags.
He appealed to officials of various departments to promote the use of cotton and jute bags in Rythu Bazaars in the district. Municipal Commissioner B Rama Rao said earlier the VMC collected Rs 10 lakh penalty from farmers for sale of plastic bags in Rythu bazaars. The Collector and Municipal Commissioner spoke to customers in Rythu Bazaar and explained the ill effects of plastic carry bags and distributed jute carry bags free of cost.
Collector has taken the decision to ban the sale of plastic carry bags in Rythu Bazaars in view of the action plan being implemented for cleaning of river Krishna and three other canals in the city.