Puducherry all set to ban single-use plastic products from March 1

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Puducherry: The Puducherry government has imposed a ban on the sale and use of plastic products in the Union Territory from March 1.

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy made the announcement on Sunday.

“Puducherry government will impose a ban on plastic usage from March 1, 2019,” Narayanasamy told media here.

The decision has been taken to keep the environment clean, he added.

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“We want to gift a plastic-free Puducherry to the future generation and curb the plastic in the larger interest of the environment,” Narayanasamy added.

On March 23 last year, the Maharashtra government had issued a notification, imposing a ban on the manufacture, use, sale and distribution of all plastic materials like plastic bags, spoons, plates, bottles and thermocol items. On April 13, the Bombay High Court had called the ban ‘reasonable’.

(With ANI inputs)

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