In a recent meeting of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) of Delhi, it has been decided that 20 markets of South Delhi will be declared single-use plastic free. This decision was taken during the first meeting of ‘City Level Task Force’ on Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016. During this meeting, decisions such as implementation of ban on plastic less than 50 microns by organizing public awareness campaigns, workshops, rallies, posters, training, IEC activities with active cooperation with RWAs, market and traders associations, industrial associations have also been taken. The ‘City Level Task Force’ was constituted by SDMC on 18 June 2021.
The meeting was attended by District Magistrates (South, New Delhi, South East, South West, Central, North, East Districts), Deputy Commissioners (Central, South, West, Najafgarh Zone), NGOs ITC Wah, RWA-Defense Colony and Navjeevan Vihar, Nehru The representatives of the Place Traders Association, the representatives of the Association of Okhla Industrial Area, members of the Task Force including the Member Managing Committee of the Okhla Industrial Estate Association were present. Engineer-in-Chief (SDMC) and senior officials of SDMC were present in this meeting, which discussed many issues.
DDMA gives permission to open Laxmi Nagar market
On the other hand, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) allowed the reopening of Laxmi Nagar market on Friday. Two days ago, an order was issued to keep this market closed till July 5 due to violation of the rules related to Kovid-19. The DDMA has directed the officials to keep mobile COVID-19 testing vehicles deployed in the area. Run vaccination campaigns for shopkeepers and vendors and keep a close watch in the market.
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