Uttar Pradesh government decided to ban polythene

UP govt decides to ban plastic bags

Question: National Green Tribunal headquarters is located at-

(a) Bhopal
(b) New Delhi
(c) Chennai
(d) Pune

Ans (b)

Related facts:

  • On 18 December 2015, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to enforce the ban on the use of polythene across the state to protect the environment and public health.
  • The administration however has not specified the timeline as to when the ban will come into force.
  • Decision in this regard was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as per the directives of National Green Tribunal and Allahabad High Court to prohibit its usage.
  • The ban prohibits manufacturing; importing, purchasing and storage of all kinds of plastic carry bags in state.
  • However, the ban will not be applicable on carry bags used for packaging purposes.
  • On November 18, 2015 Allahabad High Court had directed the state government to issue a notification for complete ban on the sale of polythene across the state by December 31, 2015 in view of its negative impact on people’s health as well as environment.

Reference:

http://www.ptinews.com/news/6876309_UP-govt-decides-to-ban-plastic-bags.html

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/uttar-pradesh-govt-decides-to-ban-polythene/

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