On patrol with India’s anti-plastic ‘blue squad’ (prohibit the use of…
On patrol with India’s anti-plastic ‘blue squad’
hefty 5,000 rupee (US$69) fine
The job is very stressful
some form of resistance or violence in 99 percent of cases
It is difficult to work in such situations
Since the amount is huge
people don’t pay up easily
happy doing this job
it helps society
protects the environment.
not just to raise revenue
Plastic is regularly blamed for blocking drains and contributing to flooding during the city’s four-month-long summer monsoon.
prohibit the use of disposable plastic items
Businesses and residents face fines of between 5,000 rupees for a first-time offense to 25,000 rupees or even three months in jail for repeat offending.
Nidhi Choudhari, a deputy municipal commissioner in charge of enforcing it, said that 1
1.6 million rupees in fines had been collected
and more than 21 tonnes of plastic seized.
law is rarely enforced