The district administration carried out raids in different urban areas and seized huge quantity of plastic polybags which are banned by the state government.
The raids were conducted on the direction of Patna DM Kumar Ravi. The raiding team seized 9 kgs of plastic from 150 shops in Bakipur circle under Patna Municipal Corporation and realised Rs 17,100 as fine. Rs 29,200 were realised from 20 shops situated in Patliputra circle. The administrations team raided 82 shops in Azimabad, seized 11 kgs plasic and slapped Rs 3200 as fine.
Similar raids were conducted in Patna City, Kankarbagh, Nutan Rajdhani circle, Khagaul and Danapur Municipal areas and varying amounts were realised as fine for illegally keeping or using plastic carrybags.