Exclusive: BMC Deputy Chief Busts Myths About Mumbai’s Plastic Ban

In a detailed interview, the top bureaucrat explains all you need to know about the much-talked-about state-wide plastic ban and its relevance to Mumbai. On June 23, 2018, the Maharashtra state-wide plastic ban came into effect. From what’s banned and what’s not, to understanding the role of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) newly-appointed 310-member blue […]

Maharashtra plastic ban: No suitable alternative for traders at BMC exhibition

Most complained about the alternatives on offer being too expensive or difficult to procure in comparison to plastic bags and containers. Even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to levy fines for violation of the ban on plastic carry bags and single-use plastic items, hundreds of traders and retailers in the city remained uncertain […]