NGT Bans Plastic Items In Towns Located Along Banks Of Ganga
There is now a complete ban on using plastic items such as carry bags, plates and cutlery in towns located on the banks of the River Ganga. The NGT has also banned the sale, manufacture and storage of such items till Uttarkashi. The green tribunal has also imposed a Rs 5,000-fine on those violating the order and said action would be taken against erring officials, too. The NGT passed the direction after noting that despite its earlier order, plastic was being used in these areas causing pollution to the river.