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Ban on single-use plastic in Puducherry from August 1

The Puducherry government Friday announced its proposed ban on sale and consumption of single-use plastic products, postponed earlier, will come into effect from August 1.

Jun 21, 2019, 19:16 PM IST

Plastics ban: Tamil Nadu bill for imposing fine on offenders

Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration and Rural Development minister S P Velumani moved a bill in this regard in the state Assembly on Wednesday.

Feb 13, 2019, 18:25 PM IST

After liquor, Bihar government may soon ban polythene, plastic bags

The Bihar government last week issued a draft notification calling for a blanket ban on the manufacture, import, storage, transport, sale and use of plastic.

Sep 08, 2018, 15:52 PM IST

Railways installs plastic bottle crushers in several stations in AP, Telangana

At a time when plastics in general, and plastic bottles in particular, are being widely recognised as being extremely harmful for the environment, the Indian Railways is attempting to do its bit to raise awareness. 

Jun 28, 2018, 20:45 PM IST

Plastic ban in Maharashtra: Parceled food could now cost more

Rakesh Trivedi

Jun 27, 2018, 14:41 PM IST

Plastic manufacturers forced to donate election funds, alleges MNS chief Raj Thackeray

In a serious allegation, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray claimed that plastic manufacturers are being forced to donate funds for election. 

Jun 26, 2018, 15:14 PM IST

Maharashtra says big no to plastic, get ready to pay Rs 5,000 penalty for violation

The state government had given three months time for the disposal of the existing stocks.

Jun 23, 2018, 12:05 PM IST

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone share a thought-provoking video on Instagram - Watch

The rumoured couple shared the video edited on iPhone by Adajania. 


Jun 22, 2018, 08:17 AM IST

Narrative of nature has to find more mainstream context in cinema: Dia Mirza

"There are enough central themes that can make for a very engaging and riveting view," she said.

Jun 05, 2018, 16:30 PM IST

World Environment Day: Tamil Nadu to ban plastic from 2019

Tamil Nadu is all set to introduce a complete plastic ban across the state from January 1, 2019. This was announced by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on June 5, coinciding with the World Environment Day.

Jun 05, 2018, 12:40 PM IST

NGT bans use and sale of plastic items along banks of River Ganga

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday put a blanket ban on the usage and sale of plastic items including bags, cutlery along with the banks of river Ganga. The ban extends to Haridwar's Har Ki Pauri ghat, Rishikesh, and upper areas in Uttarkashi. 

Dec 15, 2017, 14:09 PM IST

Ganga rejuvenation: NGT bans plastic from Gomukh to Haridwar

There will be a complete ban on use of plastic of any kind from Gomukh to Haridwar along Ganga with effect from February 1, the National Green Tribunal directed on Thursday while slapping a penalty

Dec 10, 2015, 23:34 PM IST

NGT seeks list of ashrams, guest houses in Haridwar, Rishikesh

The National Green Tribunal, which had earlier directed complete ban on plastic in Haridwar and surrounding areas, has again taken Uttarakhand government to task for proliferation of unauthorised industries and hotels operating there.

Sep 25, 2015, 16:05 PM IST

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Sep 23, 2015, 12:09 PM IST

Akhara Council decides to ban use of plastic in Kumbh Mela

To conserve the environment, the Akhara Council has decided to put a ban on the use of plastic items and loudspeakers at the venue of the ongoing Kumbh Mela here.

Sep 15, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

Gujarat CM announces ban on plastic

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today announced a ban on the use of plastic in the state.

Aug 15, 2015, 19:43 PM IST

Plastic ban in and around Tara Tarini

Use of polythene and plastic carry bags has been banned in and around Tara Tarini, a famous shakti shrine and tourist destination, in Odisha's Ganjam district.

Feb 12, 2015, 12:13 PM IST

Despite ban, plastic bags add to Delhi`s pile of waste

Delhi generates over 583 metric tonnes of plastic waste annually, a majority of which are plastic bags despite a ban on their use by the city government.

May 12, 2013, 13:32 PM IST

Cleaner Delhi: Dikshit pitches for renewable energy

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday pitched for harnessing renewable energy to decrease pollution load and said citizens would be sensitised about their role in making the city more cleaner.

Nov 24, 2012, 23:18 PM IST

HC questions Delhi govt on plastic ban

The Delhi HC Tuesday issued notice to the central and city govts on a petition filed by the All India Plastic Industries Association, challenging the govt`s notification imposing a blanket ban on plastics.

Nov 06, 2012, 15:18 PM IST