During the period of July 2022 to January 2023, the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) conducted routine field inspections and market surveys and confiscated 78,988 kg of plastic products, fining violators Rs 43.5 lakh. The Plastic Waste Management Amendment Regulations, 2021, which were previously announced by the government, ban single-use plastic goods with poor utility and high potential for littering by 2022.
The RSPCB has instructed its officers to submit inspection reports using the "Field Inspection App"on the monitoring site for single-use plastic compliance. Since pollution from single-use plastic products has grown to be a significant environmental concern for all nations, there is a strong need to protect our environment.
Reporting using the Field Inspection App of the SUP compliance monitoring portal, according to RSPCB Chair Naveen Mahajan, "would be an effective approach to further improve the implementation of the ban on SUP in a transparent way." Regional Officers have also been directed to ensure filing of all the inspection reports on single-use plastics compliance through the App to make the report.
Source: Times Of India