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Govt to resume plastic ban drive
Citing poor monitoring for the failure of the previous ban, the govt has decided to enforce the regulations strictly this time
Jul 4, 2016-The government has announced that it would resume the ban on use of plastic bags beginning late July. Citing poor monitoring for the failure of the previous ban, the Ministry of Population and Environment has assured of proper regulations this time around.
The government made the announcement at a press conference on the occasion of International Plastic Bag Free Day on Sunday.The ministry has been working jointly with various organisations to ensure that anyone working against the regulation would be punished, Secretary at the ministry Bishwanath Oli said, but more importantly the public should be aware about the use of plastic bags.
On the occasion, General Director at the Department of Environment Ganesh Kumar Shrestha said that a budget of Rs 2.7 million had been allocated to implement the plastic ban and it would come into effect immediately after the budget is passed. Even though the ban had been declared in April 2015, its implementation had been affected by the April 25 Earthquake.
Published: 04-07-2016 13:07