Town Panchayats in Vellore have stepped up measures to ensure the proper implementation of the ban on plastic bags less than 40 microns thick. Teams comprising the executive officers of various town panchayats have been formed to monitor the use of plastic bags after the ban came into effect from September 15.
“The teams are monitoring the use of plastic bags less than 40 microns thick. We have also seized plastic bags from shops across the 16 town panchayat limits in the district. Measures are being taken to regularise the use of plastic above 40 microns thick,” Malayaman Thirumudikari, Assistant Director of Town Panchayats, Vellore, said.