Chennai Corpn forms team to monitor plastic use in beaches

A Corporation release said that since August 5, health officials of the civic body has been inspecting the beaches during the morning and evening and seizing banned plastic and imposing fine on those using such plastics.
Marina Beach
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CHENNAI: To make beaches plastic-free, the Greater Chennai Corporation has formed a team headed by the zonal officers to monitor the shops using banned plastics and persons littering at Marina, Besant Nagar and Thiruvanmaiyur beaches.

A Corporation release said that since August 5, health officials of the civic body has been inspecting the beaches during the morning and evening and seizing banned plastic and imposing fine on those using such plastics.

As part of the initiative, the Corporation has formed a team headed by the zonal officer comprising of national urban livelihood mission and sanitary workers who would visit the three beaches from 4 pm to midnight to identify the shops using plastics and persons littering beaches. They would be fined by the monitoring team. The team will also create awareness among the public against using plastics.

The Corporation has collected a fine of Rs 31,100 from Marina shops for using plastics from August 17 to September 2 while fined the Besant Nagar shop owners of Rs 12,300. The civic body has appealed to the public against using plastics.

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