Plastic articles banned at historic places

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Chandigarh, Feb 27 (UNI) The Haryana government has decided to ban the use of all types of plastic articles in the areas having special historical, religious and ecological significance.

These areas included municipal limits of Thanesar and Kurukshetra towns, all Wild Life Sanctuaries and National Parks of the State and Gram Panchayat, Morni.

The banned articles included carry bags (irrespective of thickness and size), plates, cups, tumblers, spoons, forks and straw, an official spokesman said.

A notification in this regard had been issued by the Environment Department.

As per the notification no person could manufacture carry bags having thickness less than 30 microns and size less than 8''X12'' in the State. The other provisions of Plastic Manufacture, Sale and Usage Rules, 1999 as amended in 2003 shall remain in force.

UNI MA VN LS VC2235

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