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Nagaland to ban below 1 litre water plastic bottles from Aug. 1

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DIMAPUR, JUNE 20: The Government of Nagaland has decided to completely ban below one litre water plastic bottles from August 1, 2024.
A meeting convened by Nagaland Chief Secretary, Dr. J Alam today with AHoDs of various Departments to discuss the elimination of single use plastic (SUP) and effective plastic waste management in the State also decided that single use carry bags, irrespective of microns, will be completely banned in Nagaland.
According to a DIPR release, the Chief Secretary while chairing the meeting said plastic waste has become a real menace and stressed on coming up with an effective action plan for the State.
Citing Sikkim State as example for taking up steps to completely ban single use plastic, the members also decided that single use carry bags irrespective of microns will be completely banned in the State.
Alam highlighted the recent issue of Doyang reservoir, which was flooded with all plastic waste, and complimented the Disaster Management, District administration, volunteers and other agencies involved in that exercise for successful mission in cleaning the reservoir. He however reminded the concerned Departments that Doyang mission was just an immediate measures and one must seriously deliberate on the systemic problem at hand and identify long term measures to effectively implement plastic waste management.
On awareness campaign, the CS called on the Departments to spread awareness through intensive media campaigns, seminars and workshops on the adverse affective of single use plastic for general awareness. He also reminded all Departments to properly document their activities through geo tagging and update the Department’s web site with pictures and videos.
During the meeting various Departments, including Urban Development, Municipal Affairs, Rural Development and Pollution Control Board, shared their views and opinions.
(Page News Service)

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