Maharashtra Plastic ban “Day 1″: Rs 7,27,000 netted in as fines across state

Civic bodies across the state began taking action against traders and stockist for using and storing banned plastic items on Saturday. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) says they asked the local authorities to target plastic traders and stockist and not consumers. In response to the fine of Rs 5,000 levied on some vendors, some shopkeepers in Pune down their shutters in protest.