vigil has been mounted in all the trading and commercial establishments in the
village panchayats against the usage of plastic bags below 40 microns
thickness, according to S. Suresh Kumar, District Collector. In a statement
released here the Collector has stated that those involved in wholesale or
retail trading, storing or packing things in such prohibited plastic bags would
be liable for penal action as provided under the Plastic Wastes (Management and
Handling) Rules 2011.