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Plastic carrybags completely banned in 17 states, UTs: Government

NEW DELHI; Altogether 17 states and Union territories have imposed complete ban on manufacture, sale and use of plastic carrybags, the Lok Sabha was informed today.“In the country, 17 states and UTs have imposed complete ban on manufacture, stock, sale and use of plastic carrybags, through directions or notifications and executive orders,” Environment Minister Harsh

Jharkhand to ban polythene

Ranchi: Jharkhand government has decided to ban polythene in the state, an official said on Monday. “Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has asked to bring a proposal regarding banning of the polythene in the next cabinet meeting. There will be also a move on sending people to jail who uses polythene in the state,” said

Ban on polythene at all national monuments from today

New Delhi: With a view to give an impetus to ‘Swachh Bharat, Swachh Smarak’ campaign, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma today visited heritage sites in Delhi as he launched an initiative to ban polythene at all national monuments. Sharma, along with officials of the tourism ministry and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), visited Red Fort, Humayun’s