Nagaland

DTF Kohima conducts checking of banned single use plastic

(The Kohima District Task Force conducts checking of banned single use plastic and poly-propylene bags in Kohima town | Photo: DIPR)

Kohima, March 13 (NE): The Kohima District Task Force (DTF) carried out its fourth checking and confiscation exercise to enforce the total ban on all single use plastics in the State Capital on March 13, 2020.

The Kohima DTF on total ban of all single use plastics have been conducting the checking and confiscation exercise at regular intervals to ensure that the ban on the sale and use of single use plastics is properly enforced and thereby creating awareness and ensuring that the dream of a plastic pollution free Nagaland stays alive.

The Kohima DTF aided by various NGOs and Government Departments conducted the checking and confiscation exercise wherein the members were divided into two teams, each team covering different locations, visited all the shops in and around the Main town Kohima from Razhu Point to BOC area to check the use and sale of single use plastics including poly-propylene bags.

A number of shops were still caught using the banned plastic bags and also selling mineral water bottles below one litre. The erring shopkeepers were fined and the banned products were all confiscated which will later be disposed off by the Kohima Municipal Council.

As per a report by DIPR, The Kohima DTF would be conducting similar exercises in the days to come and ensure that our fight against plastic pollution and our dream for a plastic free city becomes a reality. The Kohima District Administration thanked the various public organistions, Kohima Municipal Council, various government departments for their co-operation and participation and in ensuring that the checking and confiscation exercise was a success, it added.