We`ve enforced ban on use of plastic bags: Delhi govt to HC
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 00:14
New Delhi: The Delhi government today told the High Court that it has implemented the notification banning use of plastic bags and carried out a number of enforcement drives following which cases have been registered against violators.

Through an affidavit to a Division Bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Mukta Gupta, Delhi government said that in compliance with the government's January, 2009, notification 119 complaints have been filed against 43 people, who were found to be using plastic bags, before the Metropolitan Magistrate.

The court was informed that the Magistrate decided two complaints with heavy fines against M/s Shoppers Stop, Ansal Plaza in Khel Gao Marg and M/s Sai Stationary, Kashmere Gate recently.

The Court was hearing a petition filed by Vinod Jain, an environment activist, alleging that despite the government notification banning use of plastic bags following a Delhi High Court's order a number of instances have come to the notice that rampant use of such bags is going on in the city and no action has been taken against violators.


First Published: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 00:14

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