Bill providing for ban on plastic bags introduced in Delhi Assy

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New Delhi, Sep 10 (UNI) A Bill providing for ban an sale of plasic bags was today introduced in the Delhi Legislative Assembly.

The Delhi Degradable Plastic Bag (Manufacture, Sales and Usage and Garbage (Control) (Amendment) Bill, 2008, which provides that no person shall manufacture, stock, distribute or sell plastic bags made of virgin or recycled, degradable or non-degradable plastic bags, which are less than 8X12" (20X30 cm) in size and with thickness less than 40 microns, was introduced in the state Assembly by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

The Bill also provides that the plastic bag manufactured out of virgin plastic shall be of natural or white colour. As per the amended Bill, two new sections are being added whereas certain sections are being amended.

Also introduced was the Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University Bill, 2008 which provides for setting up of a University for Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, which would be non-affiliating and teaching University in Delhi.

The Planning Commission has consented for a proposal for establishment of a State University in Pharmaceutical Sciences in Delhi in order to provide effective and quality education especially considering the growth and development in this field.

The new University would facilitate and promote teaching, research, incubation and extension work in pharmaceutical sciences and its application domains and achieve excellence.

Also introduced in the Legislative Assembly by Health Minister Yoganand Shastri was a Bill providing for containing violence against medical personnel and damage to property in medicare institutions.

The Bill provides for punishment for a term which may extend to three years or with a fine upto Rs 50,000 or both for those indulging in violence against medical personnel and damage to property in medicare institutions.

The introduction of the Bill comes in the wake of recent incidents of violence at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and Guru Gobind Singh Hospital.

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