Government of Jharkhand notifies complete ban on manufacture and usage of plastic carry bags
The Department of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Government of Jharkhand has enforced ban on manufacture and usage of plastic carry bags in the state of Jharkhand vide a notification published in the Gazette on 24th November, 2017.
Government of Jharkhand (“Government”) was of the opinion that the use of plastic carry bags is causing grave and irreparable injury to the environment and the health of human beings as well as animals. Hence, with a view to curb such problems, the Government has decided to declare the entire area of the State of Jharkhand as the “Plastic Carry Bags Free Area“.
Key takeaways of the Notification:
- No industry shall manufacture plastic carry bags and no person including a shopkeeper, vendor, wholesaler or retailer, trader, hawker or rehriwala etc., shall use plastic carry bags for supply of goods and no person shall manufacture, store, import, sell or transport plastic carry bags in the State of Jharkhand.
- Plastic carry bags manufactured exclusively for export purposes against any export order shall be exempted from the application of this notification.
Source: Jharkhand Gazette