NGT Bans Plastic Items In Towns Located Along Banks Of Ganga
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on December 15 imposed a complete ban on plastic items such as carry bags, plates and cutlery in towns located on the banks of the River Ganga. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also banned the sale, manufacture and storage of such items till Uttarkashi.
The green tribunal also imposed 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. The green panel was hearing a plea of environmentalist MC Mehta.
With inputs from Housing News