Plastic should be banned not only in Mumbai but in our whole universe.
After the awareness of the green house gases and environmental hazardous causes, educated citizens of the world now paying attention to global warming or El Nino effect and so on. Every now and then the state governments in India announce that they are going to ban plastic bags and other plastics in their states. But all these bans and rules were followed only for a few days. After one or two months the usual practice will be like back to pavilion.
Now the Maharashtra government on March 2018 issued a notice of banning plastics and thermocol products. It banned the manufacture, wholesale, import and usage of plastics in any forms. 3 months time was given to the manufacturers and wholesalers and public to stop producing and using plastic items. The ban will come to effect from today 23rd June 2018.
In a country where, even tea and coffee are carried in 3rd grade plastics, how will this ban can be successful? But BMC - BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation will deploy 200 inspectors to do the checking and implementation of the ban. If a person is found while carrying any plastic items, he/she will be fined up to 5,000/- Rs on the spot. If the violator repeats the act again, then the fine may be up to 10,000 Rs.
Nidhi Chaudhari, Head Anti-Encroachment Department of BMC said, that the BMC had given enough time to shopkeepers, manufacturers and the public before banning plastic. The BMC also made other environment friendly alternatives like cloth and jute bags for the purpose of carrying.
Whole India is watching whether the ban will be successful or not? If it is successful then we have a greener days ahead.