Plastic ban along Ganga from Gaumukh to Haridwar (15th December 2015) :A complete ban on the use of plastic along the route on Ganga river and its tributaries from Gaumukh to Haridwar has been proposed. The ban would not include bottled water. The plastic carry bags, plates, spoons, glasses can also be used in the proposed areas. National Green Tribnal has sought a report on this from Uttarakhand government. After the strict measures taken by NGT, Uttarakhand pollution control board is ready to take the actions on the directions issued by NGT.
NGT has also sought ban on the selling and purchase of plastic items in these areas. To supervise the activities, the NGT has asked to form a committee comprising of district administration, police and local representatives. The final outline on this has yet to be decided.
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