Blanket ban on single use plastic products in the Ministry

Blanket ban on single use plastic products in the Ministry
Question: Which ministry has recently announced the blanket ban on all kind of single use plastic products on September 4, 2019?
(a) Ministry of Human Resource
(b) Prime Minister Office
(c) Ministry of Education
(d) Ministry of Food & Public Distribution
Answer: (d)
Related facts:
  • The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan announced a blanket ban on all types of single use plastic products in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and all its PSUs including Food Corporation of India (FCI).
  • The decision was taken in a high level meeting with Secretaries of both the Departments i.e. Consumer Affairs and Food, CMD FCI, DG Bureau of India Standards, MD of CWC, Director Legal Metrology along with other senior officials of the Ministry.
  •  It was decided that all single use plastic products will be completely banned in Ministry and its PSUs from 15th September 2019.

Links:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1584146

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