Himachal Live in a story dated 5th June 2009, Himachal struggles with Plastic Ban, had advocated opening of collection centers and incentives to citizens upon returning back the plastic garbage. It is heartening to note that the Chief Minister Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal has heeded to the suggestion and the government is now opening garbage collection centers which will be operated by the PWD department and the waste after being shredded will be used for building roads.
Speaking in Shimla the chief minister said, “Use of the plastic for mettling of the roads would be next step in making Himachal Pradesh plastic free state in the country. The government is considering some incentives for the local bodies that will be involved in the collection of scattered polythene bags.”
He informed the state government would even collect the plastic waste from the rag pickers etc. who too could be given incentives for the collection suitably.
Himachal government will start a state-wide week long campaign from December 21 to clean the plastic and polythene bags from residential and hill areas. The campaign would also associate the urban local bodies and panchayati raj institutions to make the campaign a mass movement to achieve the objective.
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