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TN mulls ban on non-biodegradable plastics

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 18:09

Kancheepuram: As part of Tamil Nadu
government`s efforts to promote eco tourism, a proposal to ban
non-biodegradable plastics in tourist places was under its
active consideration, state Environment Minister TKM
Chinnayya has said.

Facilities would be created so that the locals and tourists
were able to buy biodegradable carry bags without any trouble,
he said at the famous seashore town on Mamallapuram near here

He was speaking to reporters after reviewing the ongoing
development works in the town along with Tourism Minister
Gokula Indira.

Indira said the ancient town known for its rock sculptures
would soon be developed with well laid lawns and green parks
at vantage locations.

She said steps would also be taken to regulate and train
the guides who conduct the tourists around the town, a former
capital of the Pallava dynasty.

She said Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa wanted to make Tamil
Nadu as the top tourist destination in the country.

An estimate was being prepared for a world class bus stand
in Mamallapuram for which Central funds had also been sought.


First Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 18:09

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