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Date :12/16/2022
Press Release on 16th September 2022
JMC opts for Bartan Banks

Jammu Municipal Corporation may soon be lending crockery for small parties and gatherings to discourage single use plastic and plastic utensils/disposables. The Bartan Bank of the civic body owns utensils made of steel, including cups, plates, glasses & spoons etc. The people can borrow on minimum Charges. The Bartan Banks was launched today by Hon’ble Mayor Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta, Deputy Mayor Advocate Purnima Sharma, Municipal Commissioner Rahul Yadav. Also present on the occasion were Chairpersons of various standing committees of JMC. The idea behind this initiative is to shun use of plastic utensils such as spoons, plates, sheets, cups , glasses etc. The steel utensils available for public in Bartan Banks can be availed by any one on minimum charges. The central idea for launching of Bartan Banks is to discourage growing use of single use plastic. Further increasing use of plastic and plastic utensils has tendency to deteriorate the favourable environment. Abreast that such plastic materials are environmental hazardous. Hence surfacing of Bartan Banks is an environmental friendly step and a proper substitute for plastic utensils and disposables. The Hon’ble Mayor started the campaign for availing facility of steel utensils from Bartan Banks. He further added that it would be a community-run service, where self help groups will manage the services & maintenance, check list of utensils available and borrowed by people & their contact nos. It was anticipated that more such Banks shall be surfacing in the short future. Other who participating on the occasion were Joint Commissioner(A),   Ms. Rimpy Ohri, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Ms. Manish, and Secretary Ms. Parvinder Kour.