Chas, the satellite city of Bokaro district, which was declared the second cleanest city in eastern India and the clean est city of Jharkhand, is now on its way to be declared as complete ‘plastic-free’ zone soon. As an initial step, the City Corporation here has imposed a blanket ban on all types of plastic carry bags within its limits from May 13.
A complete ban on the use of plastic bags has been imposed, said Bholu Paswan Mayor Chas Municipal Corporation (CMC). This decision has been taken in corporation’s permanent body meeting, he said. “Anybody found flouting the rule will be penalised,” added Mayor.
A green protocol has also been made mandatory for the conduct of all festivals and celebrations here from now on, sources said. Besides plastic carry bags, use of plastic sheets, multi-layer plastic covers, disposable plates and glasses and packaged commodities will also be banned in the next phase, they said. “We are on move and Chas soon to be turned up as a slum-free city. Our efforts are ‘on’ to promote better sanitation and hygiene to residents of Chas. Chas has been declared the clean city, surveyed for Government cleanliness ranking by the Quality Council of India, according to the Swachh Survekshan 2017 report,” informed an official. In Feb this year, a cleanliness survey was conducted in 500 cities of country.
“CMC ranked 41th position in the entire country for cleanliness and also declared open defecation-free by Ministry of Urban Development government of India in February this year. CMC is first Municipal Corporation in Jharkhand, got the ODF status. After two successive survey conducted by the teams of Quality Control of India, Chas got the status. This is result of our efforts, its proud moment for us,” said the official.