Haryana considering proposal to ban coloured plastic bags
Press Trust of India Chandigarh,
June 5, 2006
Haryana government is considering a proposal to ban manufacture of coloured plastic bags in the state as a part of the number of steps being taken to keep environment free of pollution.
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the proposal to ban manufacturing coloured plastic bags aimed at saving degradation of land caused due to indiscriminate disposal of plastic carry bags, especially the coloured carry bags which were generally less than 20 microns as these were manufactured out of the waste plastic coming from wastes of hospital and other such areas.In a message issued on Monday at the occasion of World Environment Day,
he urged the people to cooperate in keeping the environment free from pollution.He said all polluting industrial units have been persuaded by the Haryana Pollution Control Board to install pollution control devices and 6510 such devices have been installed by the end of last month.A financial assistance of Rs 25 lakh has been provided to Urban Development Department for installation of effluent treatment plant for slaughterhouses.The farmers were being educated not to burn paddy straw in open field, he said.