Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC), with the help of the city's RWAs, has planned a campaign to ensure the city is polythene-bag-free. The one-day campaign will be carried out on May 12.
Despite a blanket ban on the use of poly bags, there has been no reduction in its usage in the city. The ubiquitous presence of plastic bags is testimony to Ghaziabad Development Authority's failiure in enforcing the ban.
GMC has decided to tackle the problem effectively. The campaign will start at 9 in the morning and will go on till 11 at night. Ghaziabad mayor Ashu Verma, along with his officials, will go from door to door to convince residents not to use polythene bags.
The RWA federation of Ghaziabad has extended its full support to GMC. Tejendar Pal Tyagi, chairman of the federation, said that his team will distribute pamphlets in Kavi Nagar, Raj Nagar, Mohan Nagar, Vijay Nagar and Indirapuram to spread awareness of the ban and the effects of plastic.
Mayor Ashu Verma told City Spidey that the aim of this initiative was to make people aware of the bio-hazardous effects of polythene and to encourage them to work towards a polythene-free city.