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.
After illegal encroachments by daily vendors and shopkeepers NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation) notices illegal religious encroachments on the rise in Nagpur city. Religious encroachments are done by nearby residents people who build a temple for worshiping.
It is easy to clear illegal shop encroachments but difficult to demolish religious encroachments as it would arouse religious sentiments and may lead to communal tension.
We have already heard of Nagpur Municipal Corporation anti encroachment drive to clean footpaths and roads to provide space for parking and walking. Now the demolition drive is against commercial establishments which have extended illegally in to public places and have extended their shop beyond limits by constructing shed and walls. The anti encroachment drive is supervised by civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal and Police chief Ankush Dhanvijay. The walls and sheds will be removed and stern action will be taken against encroachers so that they do not encroach the land again.