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Now, Abohar firms to pay user charge for waste collection

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Abohar, November 27

The Abohar Municipal Corporation has modified its bylaws under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, under which the MC will now be able to collect user charges from sellers who go for plastic packaging. Abohar has, perhaps, become the first MC in the region to come up with such a unique initiative.

MC Commissioner Abhijeet Kaplish said the MC had to spend Rs 50 lakh per month to get the polythene waste picked up. Besides, it also adversely impacted the environment.

Major courier companies and online retailers like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal etc and food delivery companies like Zomato, Swiggy, among others, will be charged Rs 5 per delivery. Companies which opt for multilayer plastic packaging, such as Coke, Pepsi, Hindustan Unilever, Britannia etc, will be charged Re 1 on items sold above Rs 5.

Kaplish said Rs 50 would be levied on the sale of electronic goods worth more than Rs 2,000, Rs 100 on sale of motor vehicles and Rs 500 on sale of four wheeler. Besides, wine /liquor/ IMFL/beer sellers would have to pay Rs 2 per bottle for country-made liquor and Rs 10 per bottle for IMFL sold in the city. — OC



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