Dimapur, June 23: The Mokokchung Municipal Council (MMC) has banned single use plastics less than 50 microns, including plastic cutleries, Styrofoam, thermocol disposable plates/cups, pan/tamul wrappers in all the 18 wards.
This is in pursuance of the decision adopted in the meeting with ward authorities and MCCI on June 18.
In a notification, MMC administrator, W. Manpai Phom said strict checking shall be done by MMC in coordination with the ward authorities and defaulters shall be penalized Rs 1000 for first offense and Rs 3000 for subsequent offence.
Further, MMC informed that packaged drinking water of less than 1 liter shall be banned with effect from September 1, 2019 and complete ban on single use plastic with effect from October 2 within Mokokchung municipal jurisdiction. (Page News Service)