Usage of plastic bags less than 50 microns has been banned all over India. The government has requested shopkeepers and the general public to use jute bags or cloth bags instead of plastic bags. This initiative has been done to save our planet earth from polluting. The shopkeepers or local vegetable sellers keep plenty of plastic bags which are less than 50 microns as they are cheap and can help carry the sold vegetables.
NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation) has fined shopkeepers in Dharampeth area for using plastic bags less than 50 microns in size. Though the government has passed the law but still there are plenty of shopkeepers who use plastic bags which has thickness less than 50 microns. Plastic bags with less thickness clogs drains and nullahs hence leading to overflow of water during the rainy season. NMC is carrying out this drive now to help smooth flow of water in drains and rivers during monsoon.
Daily wages workers of Maharajbagh zoo have gone on indefinite strike leading to the collapse of all the services in the zoo. There is no one to feed animals or do regular cleaning of the cages or the surrounding areas. The zoo is littered with dirt and plastic bags. Few days back a campaign for removal of plastic bags was launched but now the situation is worse.
The daily wage workers are striking to get regularization of services which is yet to get sorted.
Panjabrao Krishi Vidyapeeth (PKV) and Shrishti Paryavaran Sanstha ( SPS) conducted a plastic free campaign at Maharajbagh zoo. The cleanliness drive was conducted both in the garden and zoo.
This drive is to eradicate use of plastic and stop polluting the environment as plastic cannot be decomposed and is hazardous to animals which swallow plastics and die.
Anyone found dumping plastic bags in Maharajbagh premises would be fined for Rs 100. This drive is also to teach the general public how much harm they are causing to the environment by using plastic bags.