Mumbai: Fines to the tune of Rs 7 to 8 lakh were imposed on the first day of implementation of the plastic ban after action was taken against over 150 traders on Saturday, said environment minister Ramdas Kadam, The Deccan Chronicle reports
The government has asked plastic manufacturers to stop production of banned items and the common people are supporting the ban, he said.
Implementation of the plastic ban started from Saturday across the state and local bodies took action against traders by slapping fines and seizing plastic material and thermacol. The Pune and Nashik corporations cracked down on traders for effective implementation of the ban. Both corporations imposed fines of up to Rs 4 lakh, each. Meanwhile, the Mumbai corporation will start taking action against traders and people from Monday.