Environment-Friendly Rules Being Enforced in Jalandhar, Punjab
|Jalandhar City Railway Station|
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From some time, I am noticing implementation of environment-friendly rules in Jalandhar, Punjab (India). And unlike how the government affairs usually are, they appear to be enforced the same for everyone.
- Ban on plastic bags
Plastic carry-bags have been banned. Shops and hawkers found using them will be heavily fined. I personally witnessed the terror at a couple of small hawkers at the idea of having to give a customer a carry bag.
The impressive thing is the same reluctance on the part of big and influential shops to provide any plastic bag. Shoppers can can get a cloth or jute bag on the spot for a nominal price. Or the shopper can bring cloth/jute carry bag from home. We personally have made it a habit to carry a cloth bag whenever we go shopping.
- Ban on using running water to wash cars, water lawns etc
Similarly, people using running water to wash cars, water lawns are being fined. And again, I have learnt that many affluent families also have been fined, which shows the dedication the administration has towards environment.
See related news Civic body turns a blind eye to wastage of water in Jalandhar (Hindustan Times, 27-Apr-2016).