Mangaluru: MCC officials conducted a raid to check the effectiveness of plastic ban in the Central market here, on April 27.
8 MCC officials conducted the raid including Health Officer Dr Manjayya Shetty, MCC official Nirmala and two Environmental Engineers.
Speaking to mangalorean.com one of the traders said, “As per the notice received by us, only plastic carry bags were banned and grocery bags are allowed. Today the officials have seized grocery bags as well. How else will the consumers carry the goods?” said .
“The notification says only sealed grocery bags are allowed, but the traders are using these grocery bags as a substitute to carry bags. Enough awareness was spread with banners and advertisements. School children had held a rally to spread awareness,” said an official.
“This is just a raid to deter the traders from using plastic and no cases will be booked today,” Nirmala added.