Collector Shilpa Prabhakar Satish received the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board’s ‘Special Award for Effective Implementation of Plastic Ban’ from Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in Chennai on Thursday.
She was selected for the award for her work in strictly banning the manufacture, stocking, sale and use of banned ‘use-and-throw’ plastic and thermocol products ever since the ban came into force.
Moreover, her unexpected inspections and surprise raids in places such as Courtallam, where thousands of tourists converge during the season, kept the officials on tenterhooks.
The meetings the Collector had with traders, owners of hotels, restaurants and marriage halls to encourage them to enforce the plastic ban also made up their minds in favour of using degradable alternatives.
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