Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Local administration in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city has seized a large consignment of glasses made out of the banned single-use plastic and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh from a businessman, an official said on Wednesday.
Indore Municipal Corporation's (IMC) health officer Gautam Bhatia said following a tip off, a cargo truck was stopped and searched late Tuesday night in Devguradia area and a consignment of glasses, weighing about 2,300 kg and made out the banned single-use plastic, was found in it.
"The consignment was being brought from a nearby rural area to the urban area where single-use plastic items are completely banned," he said.
The official said a fine of Rs 1 lakh has been recovered from Vishal Lalwani, a local businessman involved in the transportation of the banned plastic consignment.
The stock would be properly recycled in a plant being run by the IMC through public-private partnership, the official added.