People can contact Delhi Government’s helpline number 011-23815435 regarding single use plastic- Gopal Rai
Training for enforcement teams will be given on July 8 regarding single use plastic
48 Enforcement Teams were formed to monitor the restrictions imposed on SUP items – Gopal Rai
Warning notices will be issued to those who violate the SUP ban in Delhi till July 10 and after that penal action will be taken against them- Gopal Rai
The Kejriwal Government has taken its campaign against single use plastic a step further. On July 8, 48 enforcement teams will be given special training to deal with single-use plastic to accelerate the imposition of the protocols. Additionally, a helpline number 011-23815435 regarding single-use plastics was issued today, enabling the general public to contact the department with any questions they may have about this topic.
Environment Minister Shri Gopal Rai said, “The Kejriwal Government is taking every possible step against pollution. In such a situation, the government is also alert against the pollution caused by single use plastic. From July 1, single use plastic has been banned in the whole country and in its first phase 19 items have been included in the purview of the ban. Earbuds made up of plastic; Plastic sticks used for balloons, flags, candy, ice-creams; Thermocol; Plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives, straws, trays used for eating; Packaging Films Mounted on Sweet Boxes, Invitation Cards, Cigarette Packets; PVC Banners made in less than 100 microns; Stirrers are all included in list of the banned products. The Delhi government has prepared a comprehensive action plan for this. On one hand, while the government is taking all steps to promote the alternative of single use plastic, on the other hand, an enforcement team has been constituted by the DPCC and revenue department to implement its ban. In which 15 teams of DPCC and 33 teams of Revenue Department will work to inspect the restrictions on SUP items. And on July 8, these constituted enforcement teams will be given detailed training on single use plastic. Also warning notices will be issued to those who violate the SUP ban till July 10 and after that penal action will be taken against them by these teams.”
Helpline number issued for queries related to single use plastic
Environment Minister Shri Gopal Rai said, “There are many questions and doubts regarding the ban of single use plastic not only in the public but also in many industrial associations. In such a situation, a helpline number – 011-23815435 has been issued by the department for all the people from today. Through this number, people will be able to get answers to all their questions regarding single use plastic by the department.”