TURA, July 26 - The West Garo Hills district administration today issued an order, seeking all liquor shops to buy back empty bottles from consumers in a bid to check the menace of littering.
The order came in the wake of defilement of many areas, including places of tourist interest, by revellers who leave behind empty liquor bottles after consumption.
The administration has asked the liquor stores to buy back the bottles at Rs 2 per beer bottle and Re 1 for any other bottle.
Inspector of Excise A Ch Momin has been nominated as the nodal officer to coordinate with the liquor shops in this regard. The order will come into effect from July 30.
Consumers have been requested not to throw or leave behind empty bottles but to deposit them at the nearest liquor stores.
Meanwhile, the administration has also launched mass cleanliness drives at various public spots including Chibagre, Ganol Aloe Vera and Mesak Dare. The drive will be held under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) under the Rongram Block. The drives will be conducted from 7 am on July 28 with an aim to rid the areas of plastic waste.