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Coimbatore

Officials raid 310 shops, seize 339kg plastic materials

Covai Post Network

Corporation officials seized 339 kg plastic products below the 50 microns from several shops in all the zones of city during the raids conducted between August 26 and September 1. A fine of Rs 23,650 was collected from shop owners for violating rules.

Corporation Commissioner Dr. K. Vijayakarthikeyan has ordered the officials to conduct periodical raids in all the five zones and seize plastic materials below 50 microns. Officials raided 310 shops and seized the plastic material.

They advised the shop owners to use eco-friendly bags.

Vijayakarthikeyan has urged the public, shop owners and business establishments to cooperate with the Corporation to maintain the city plastic free.

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