No polythene from July 31


Beware, if you are using polythene because a complete ban on the use of polythene will be effective in the state from July 31. Although administration has not done anything concrete to create awareness about it.

Sources said unaware of the ban, people continued to ask for polythene bags from shopkeepers. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had announced a complete ban on the use of polythene from July 31.

In 2017, the Uttarakhand High Court had enforced a ban on polythene bags, plastic and polystyrene (thermocol) disposables in the state. It had also directed the state to ensure that the units manufacturing plastic and polythene were completely banned in the state.

Ironically, the government is maintaining that the ban on the use of plastic in the state is already in place. we will not issue a new government order, as the ban is already in place. The Dehradun Municipal Corporation has been launching drives to ensure the enforcement of the ban.

The urban local bodies and corporations have been asked to enforce the ban according to the old order,” said Madan Kaushik, Minister for Urban Development.


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