Plastic bottles will not be banned across the country, government announced
Plastic bottles will not be banned across the country, government announced

New Delhi: On 15 August, PM Modi announced to ban the use of plastic from the ramparts of the Red Fort. After this, all the ministries of the government started taking steps in this direction. States have also started this campaign. This created a panic among the companies and customers. But the government has now assured them that it will not impose stringent restrictions on customers and companies using sealed water in plastic bottles.

Union Consumer Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has assured that it will not be banned unless a cheap and reliable alternative to single use plastic is found. People become aware of themselves and use it sparingly and use glass or metal bottle. Representatives of the top companies selling bottled water and representatives of sectors like FSSI, BIS, CSIR and Railways had a meeting in the Union Ministry of Food and Consumer Affairs on Monday.

In it, Paswan said that the Prime Minister has given a call to stop using single-use plastic as much as possible. In view of this, he has banned plastic use in his ministry, but it cannot be banned across the country. First of all stakeholders will be interacted with, a phase of which has been completed on Monday. Now they have been given three days time so that they can tell their opinion in writing to the ministry. After this, if necessary, another meeting will be called and then some decision will be taken. He said that the decision to remove plastic completely will be taken after consultation with all and the interests of customers and environmental protection will be given priority. Parliament House and Indian Railways have also banned the use of plastic in their own.

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