Uttarakhand residents still unaware of polythene ban

DEHRADUN: Although a complete ban on the use of polythene will be effective in the state from Tuesday, little has been done by the authorities to spread awareness on the issue.

Uttarakhand residents still unaware of polythene ban

editorial@tribune.com

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, July 30

Although a complete ban on the use of polythene will be effective in the state from Tuesday, little has been done by the authorities to spread awareness on the issue.

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

Last year, 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.

Significantly, the government is maintaining that the ban on the use of plastic in the state is already in existence. “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.

Top Stories

Wedding, poll season fuelling Covid rise, say high-burden states

Wedding, poll season fuelling Covid rise, say high-burden states

50 lakh register for phase 2 vaccine; govt says cyber attack...

Haryana: 54 school students in Karnal test COVID-19 positive

Haryana: 54 school students in Karnal test COVID-19 positive

The Haryana education department had reopened schools for cl...

Emergency was a mistake, says Rahul

Emergency was a mistake, says Rahul

Congress leader accuses RSS of capturing country’s instituti...

OIC being misled by Pakistan at UNHRC on Kashmir: India

OIC being misled by Pakistan at UNHRC on Kashmir: India

Points out at human rights violations in Pakistan, raises ac...

Modi says $82 billion being invested in ports, invites global firms to be part of India's growth trajectory

Modi says $82 billion being invested in ports, invites global firms to be part of India's growth trajectory

As many as 400 projects with investment potential to the tun...

Cities

View All