Puducherry To Ban Single-Use Plastic From March 1
Puducherry To Ban Single-Use Plastic From March 1

PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry government has decided to ban the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products in the Union Territory from March 1, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Sunday.

"We want to gift a plastic free Puducherry to the future generation and curb the plastic in the larger interest of environment," he told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

Neighbouring Tamil Nadu government had announced in June, 2018 that it would ban the use of plastic items including non-biodegradable carry bags from January 1, 2019 to "gift a plastic-free state to future generations".

A nominated BJP legislator had staged a 'dharna' on December 31, asking for an immediate ban on the production, sale and use of plastic products in the Union Territory on the lines of  Tamil Nadu.


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