Gurgaon: An intensive anti-polythene drive would be carried out to check the use of plastic and poly-bags in the city, the Gurgaon administration said on Thursday.

Deputy Commissioner P C Meena has directed officials of Haryana Pollution Control Board (HPCB) in Gurgaon to conduct raids on local manufacturers of polythene bags and also to fine those who are found using them, an official said.

Officers equivalent to Executive Engineers of various departments will be given authority to issue challans to those found using or selling polythene bags, he said.

The Deputy Commissioner has also asked officers of labour department to curb the practice of child labour and conduct raids at commercial establishments to check if they have engaged children below 14 years as labourers.

(Agencies)

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