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Smaller shops, weekly markets to face the heat

After achieving some success in banning plastic bags in malls and big shops, Delhi Government is all set to crack the whip on small shops, weekly and vegetable markets to prohibit its usage in the city.

delhi Updated: Jul 19, 2010 01:09 IST

After achieving some success in banning plastic bags in malls and big shops, Delhi Government is all set to crack the whip on small shops, weekly and vegetable markets to prohibit its usage in the city.

“Though some success has been achieved in banning plastic bags in malls and big shops, there is a need to focus on vigorous implementation the of ban by agencies in their areas of jurisdiction," a senior environment official said.

Delhi Environment Secretary Dharmendra at a recent meeting directed Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) officials to take action against local and weekly markets and conduct regular inspections in their areas to implement the ban.

He also asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) officials to conduct inspections and raids twice a week at wholesale shops in Sadar Bazar and Khurshid markets in the walled city, which is considered the source of hazardous plastic bags.