kmc cracks plastic whip | kolkata news - times of india
Kolkata: 8 in time. 45 am. Outside the Lake market, Latan Mondal carefully checked the surroundings. When the grocer thought the shore was clear, he slipped his hand under a piece of jute carpet and took out a plastic handbag. Binoy Bose, a resident of Lake Road, insisted that he put potatoes and onions in a bag. There is not much choice for Mondal. A few seconds later, a short man rushed in and caught him red. Bags that are prohibited from carrying. Staff at KMC have been waiting to raid a wrong store -- The goalkeeper and he put on a dress for Mondal. He is not the only official to be tough on the market. A elite team landed in the market at 8: 00. 30 am Check how effective its plastic ban is. Actually not bad. For example, when the housewife, Malini Dutta, insisted on a plastic bag, the group found a fish seller refusing to buckle. \"Why did you force him to do something that he would be punished? \"Instead, you can bring a bag from home,\" a KMC official told her . \". An awkward Douta paid for the goods and left in a hurry. \"In order to protect the environment, we must change our habits. Until the end of the 1980 s, we also prepared shopping bags for green food and meat food. Then we flooded the market with bags and changed the way we shop. We have to restore that, \"Mayor-in- Council Abu Sufian explained this to customer Rajesh Singh at Entally Market. Sufian and IT minister Debesh Das accompanied another team from KMC to the counter Driven by plastic awareness. In the market, most sellers turned to sal leaf and paper bags overnight under the KMC directive. \"We have stopped distributing plastic bags with a thickness of less than 40 microns. But it turns out that the conversion costs are high. Compared to 20 rupees for 100 plastic bags, we now have to pay 35 to 40 rupees for 25 plastic bags. \"It\'s not always economic,\" said Zafar Ahmed, the butcher\'s owner . \". He also bought the Sal platter at 13 rupees for 50 pieces, but the customer did not want to accept it. The ban provides stationery stores with an opportunity to do business by selling jute and nylon bags for a price of Rs 7 to 25. \"From last week we sold 15 bags a day,\" said owner Haru Dey . \". Download the India Times news app in the latest city.