With the ban on single-use plastic articles coming into force in all government offices in Madurai district on Monday, a slew of activities were witnessed in many offices, particularly at the Madurai Collectorate, to make the campuses free from these items. The ban came after Collector K. Veera Raghava Rao’s announcement on Friday that the government offices in the district will take the lead in enforcing the ban on single-use plastic, which is expected to come into force across Tamil Nadu from January 1, 2019 as per the recent decision of the State government. He also visited few other offices on the Collectorate premises to check if there was use of single-use plastics and distributed cloth bags to the visiting public there. A team of revenue officials also inspected throughout the Collectorate campus and removed the plastic bags and sheets used by those assisting the public in filling up various forms. Officials also pointed out to the need for cleaning up the plastic waste dumped in the premises of several government offices, including the Collectorate and the District Rural Development Agency premises located opposite the Collectorate.
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