DIMAPUR — A joint coordination meeting of the Kohima District Task Force and the flying squad team on the enforcement of the ban of single-use plastics (SUP) was held at the DC’s conference hall on Friday.
In a DIPR Report, the meeting deliberated on the use drinking water in government offices. After the notification of the government was received, it decided to enforce an existing ban for drinking water below 20 litres bottles in government office in Kohima District as well as in government programmes and meetings.
The meeting decided to enforce the revised penalties of INR 5 000 for the first offense, INR 10000 and INR 20000 respectively for the second and third offences.
KMC was also instructed to intensify its checks in Kohima’s jurisdiction to discourage the use and sale of SUP bags, as well as to encourage the use paper carrybags.
Sub-divisions are also asked to set up awareness programmes to educate the public and to create action plans that discourage the use SUP. The meeting decided to intensify checks on wholesalers and printing presses that print flex banners.