Punjab to impose ban on polythene stricly
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today issued directions to state officers to strictly implement the ban on plastic bags in the state.
'The Punjab Plastic Bags (Manufacture, Usage and Disposal) Control Act', prohibits the manufacture, disposal and usage of polythene bags from virgin plastic of thickness not less than 30 micron and size not less than 8 X 12 inches and of a colour other than specified colour.
Instructions have been issued to Deputy Commissioner and Commissioners of Municipal Corporations.
Taking an exception to the pollution being caused by the rampant use of polythene in the cities and rural areas despite imposition of ban since May one last year, the Deputy Chief Minister observed that authorities had been lax in imposition of ban and drains and sewerage in cities and rural areas were getting choked with the polythene.
He said even the stray cattle were becoming victim after consuming polythene.
Seeking weekly report on the action taken by the various districts in imposition of ban on polythene, Mr Badal said an eye should be kept on the manufacturing units and selling points of polythene.