Shirur Town Council launched this drive on a pilot basis yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion after inaugurating the drive, Mr Javadekar said, "Under this drive, we will ban those units which will produce plastic under 40 microns. Also, we are mulling on provisions to punish offenders with imprisonment."
"Daily, around 15,000 tons of plastic garbage is produced out of which 9,000 tons is collected and 6,000 tons is left. This is extremely hazardous for our society and for atmosphere," he added.