Goa Government Imposed Fine On Plastic Bags Upto Rs 5000

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has banned plastic bags in Goa
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has banned plastic bags in Goa

It has been a decade that Govt. of India trying to ban plastic bags from the country, however, this process is somehow slow but steps are being taken in this direction. Recently, Govt. of Goa imposes fine on plastics bags of up to Rs 5000. Cheif Minister Manohar Parrikar of Goa urged the public of Goa to avoid plastic bags and to carry bags of cloth while going to a market for shopping for cleanliness campaign.

Ban on plastic bags in Goa from July guilty would be fined upto Rs 5000
Ban on plastic bags in Goa from July guilty would be fined upto Rs 5000

CM has declared on Tuesday if anyone found buying or selling plastic bags in Goa will be fined up to Rs 5000 from July this year. Parrikar further said it’s an initiative in the direction of Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan to clean the roads and clear the garbages from the highways to keep the Goa cleaner. It has been noticed that the garbage is removed from the highways.

While talking to media Parrikar said in one of his statements that “We need to do away with plastic bags. From July onwards if we find anyone selling or buying plastic bags he will have to pay the fine,” Parrikar said at a meeting in Panaji. “The fine won’t be a meager amount. It will be hefty. It might be up to Rs 5,000 for every offense. We might give some relaxation in the beginning in terms of the amount of fine, but we are strictly going to implement the ban.”

The Chief Minister said that every individual must behave responsibly towards their state that consequently has a positive impact on our country as a whole, “We expect the government to provide clean cities. However, we keep on throwing garbage on the roadside,” he further added, “We have now provided workstations to collect garbage on the highways. I appeal to people to hand over their garbage at these workstations rather than just throwing it on the roadside.”  He further quoted, “There were certain elements who initially mocked the concept. But if you see now, the people have started talking about it and working for Swachh Bharat.”

Plastic bags are harmful for environment
Plastic bags are harmful to environment

Mr. Parrikar is heading in the right direction in the cleanup drive and is being appreciated by members of the party as well, it seems this agenda would be fruitful as everyone is working towards this Swatch mission. As we hope for a beautiful and clean Indian, so it needs our efforts and sincere dedication. Hopefully, this post is informative for you readers, so visit again to our website for more and latest updates and don’t forget to like, comment, and share. Stay connected to insiderindian.com, keep reading, keep motivating!!

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