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The Government of Puducherry decides to ban Single-Use Plastic

Move comes after a similar decision from Tamil Nadu Government last year! The Government of Puducherry has decided to ban the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products from March 1, 2019.

The Government of Puducherry decides to ban Single-Use Plastic
  • To ensure the ban is effective on the ground both in letter and spirit, the Government of Puducherry would be conducting a massive drive to create awareness among the merchants and the public on the necessity of the ban.

One must know:

  • The Government of the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu had announced on World Environment Day 2018, that it would ban the use of plastic items including non-biodegradable carry bags from January 1, 2019.

The Industrialists' View:

  • Industrialists argue that it is not the plastics which have become a problem, rather it is the way in which human beings deal with disposable plastics is the real cause for concern.
  • Hence, it would be wise to regulate the use rather than ban so that it doesn't harm the industry.

The Government's Stand:

  • The Government has said that the decision to ban single-use plastic was taken to gift a plastic-free Puducherry to the future generation and curb the plastic in the larger interest of the environment.

Question:

Q. Which government has decided to ban the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products from March 1, 2019?
a. Government of Goa
b. Government of Puducherry
c. Government of Delhi
d. None of the above
The Government of Puducherry decides to ban Single-Use Plastic The Government of Puducherry decides to ban Single-Use Plastic Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on January 16, 2019 Rating: 5

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