City vendors fined over plastic carry bag violation
PANAJI: The Corporation of City of Panaji on Wednesday went on a raiding spree in the city wherein three persons were fined Rs 5000 for violating ban on plastic carry bags and a total of 7 kg of plastic bags was seized.
CCP Mayor Vithal Naik Chopdekar informed that two flower sellers and a fish vendor were fined for violating the ban on plastic carry bags within the municipal jurisdiction.
The Mayor said that of those fined, the flower vendors operate at the KTC bus stand, while the fish vendor in the municipal market.
He said there are some traders who use degradable plastic bags, samples of which have been sent for verification and that decision on such traders would be taken once the report comes.
On Wednesday, a CCP team comprising of market supervisor Santosh Amonkar, market inspector Dattaram Bhalekar and others conducted the raids.
It was stated that CCP will continue to conduct such surprise raids to eliminate use of plastic carry bags by traders and vendors.
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