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Coimbatore

Plea to ban plastic bags in Uzhavar Santhai

Covai Post Network

The Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam has urged the District Collector to take steps against the use of polythene bags at Uzhavar Santhai in R.S. Puram.

In a petition to T.N. Hariharan on Monday, the association members said despite a ban imposed by the Coimbatore Corporation, plastic covers were being used in the R.S. Puram Uzhavar Sandhai. “Officials are not taking any action to curtail the use of plastic bags,” they said.

“A piece of land was allotted near the market to produce vermi compost and organic fertilizers from the vegetable waste. Unfortunately the place has now become a garbage dump yard. The very purpose of allotting the land has been defeated,” S. Palanisami, President, Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, Coimbatore, said.

The farmers also requested the administration to take steps to help farmers to make use of cold storage in the Uzhavar Santhai.

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