Lucknow: Sale of plastic or polythene bags has been banned in the vicinity of rivers or any other water body after Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi gave his assent to an ordinance in this regard, an official spokesman said here Thursday.
"The Governor has given his assent to UP Plastic and Bio-Degradable Garbage and Waste (Use and Disposal) Ordinance which makes areas around river and water bodies no-polythene
zone," he said.
As per the ordinance, no person would be allowed to dispose of plastic, polythene or any other type of bio-degradable waster in the Ganga river, he said.
Besides, it also imposes a ban on sale or use of polythene bags at public places, shops and establishments within the notified areas, the spokesman said.