Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27: The Kerala government was seriously mulling inclusion of a provision in the Building Rules making mandatory provision of bio-gas plants in flats, Kerala Local Self-Government minister Paloli Muhammed Kuttty told the state Assembly today.
Replying to questions by Mr K Kunhiraman CPI(M) and others, he said the provision should be made compulsory while issuing licence to new hotels.
The government would provide technical knowledge in this regard to existing hotels, single or collective, for constructing bio-gas plants, he added.
Mr Muhammad Kutty also informed that the government was seriously considering to introduce a new legislation, allowing the officials to take stern action against the people, who deposit wastes in open places and the process in this regard was on its final stage.
Pointing out that the ban on plastics was not a success in the state, he said, however, the Pollution Control Board had already introduced a rule to ban plastic bags of upto 50 micron.
To implement the ban more effectively, the state government was planning to increase the tax on plastic bags and to reduce the price of paper bages, he said and added it would convene an all party meeting to chalk out effective measures to implement the ban on plastics.