Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Two NGOs draft 'green manifesto', demand ban on cutting of trees, I-T rebate for using public transport
Ahead of the Delhi assembly election, two environmental NGOs have drafted a "green manifesto" demanding a blanket ban on the felling of trees and income tax rebate for those using metro train and bus for travel
Mumbai airport will be 100% plastic-free from 2 October; offenders to be fined between Rs 5,000-Rs 25,000
The Mumbai airport will become 100 percent plastic-free from 2 October (Wednesday), said the GVK-run Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) in a statement on Monday. The MIAL released released a notice, laying out the guidelines of plastic-ban in accordance with the Union government.
Companies in India will seek exemptions from the government’s planned ban on certain plastic items, fearing the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs ahead of a festive season, according to sources and an industry document seen by Reuters
Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from 2 October: How IRCTC has tackled this problem so far
The Indian Railways has decided to take steps towards keeping its premises completely free of single-use plastics
From 14 August, plastic bags will be banned in Islamabad and violators will be subjected to heavy fines.
A year after plastic ban, BMC collects Rs 3.47 crore as fine, lodges 489 FIRs; activists term move a farce
A year after the Maharashtra government enforced a state-wide plastic ban, civic officials in Mumbai have collected Rs 3.47 crore as fine from offenders besides lodging 489 FIRs against them in the metropolis
China's ban on plastic import has disrupted a chain & forced importing countries to look elsewhere.
Puducherry to ban single-use plastic from 1 March, says V Narayanasamy; govt to undertake drive to create awareness
V Narayanasamy said a massive drive would also be launched to create awareness among the merchants and the public on the necessity of the plastic ban.
Advocate General Lalit Kishore, who appeared for the state government, informed an high court bench that "there will be complete ban on use of plastic bags in any form from 25 October in urban areas, while it will be banned in rural areas from 25 November across the state."
MPCB to take action against manufacturers violating plastic ban in Maharashtra as deadline to create buy-back mechanism ends
The direction comes as the deadline for creating a buy-back mechanism for collection of plastic used by retailers as well as in multi-layered and tetra packaging ends on Sunday. Officials said E Ravendiran, Member Secretary of MPCB, held a meeting on Saturday and interacted with department officials across the state through video conferencing. "It was to review the implementation of the plastic ban. We have instructed them to take action against all the violators," said the official.
Maharashtra plastic ban: BMC seizes 17,084 kg plastic, collects Rs 97.75 lakh as fine between till 31 August
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has seized 17,084 kg plastic and collected Rs 97,75,000 as fine since the plastic ban was implemented in Maharashtra.
Plastic ban in Bihar: Patna HC directs Nitish Kumar govt to impose prohibition; next hearing on 24 September
A bench comprising Patna High Court Chief Justice MR Shah asked the Bihar government to make a law on the ban and to use the media to create awareness.
PM Jacinda Ardern said that the plastic ban will be a 'meaningful' step towards reducing pollution.
Chile's problem has reached epic proportions with 3.2 billion plastic bags used every year.
Noida cracks down on illegal use of plastic carry bags; fine of Rs 1,000 imposed on vendors who defy order
Noida has cracked down on the illegal use of polythene in the city and has imposed hefty penalties on those who flout the law
Maharashtra plastic ban: Railways, metro, airport authorised to initiate action, govt tells Bombay HC
"Any officer nominated by the railways, metro, Maharashtra Maritime Board and airport authorities is also authorised to initiate action under the notification," the affidavit by state environment department said.
On the ground, we find that people know the right answers, but are still asking for the right solutions.
Kerala HC imposes plastic ban in Sabarimala, says only bio-degradable products prescribed by priest allowed in temple
The Kerala high court directed the authorities to enforce the plastic ban in the Sabarimala temple and its premises.
Public drinking to attract hefty fine in Goa from 15 Aug; Manohar Parrikar says penalty for using plastic bags to be hiked to Rs 2,500
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar warned against drinking in the public in Goa, but did not specify the penalty citizens would have to pay if caught.
Naveen Patnaik announces ban on use of plastic from 2 October in Odisha's major cities like Bhubaneswar and Cuttack
Naveen Patnaik said the plastic-ban would be imposed in municipal corporation areas and Puri town from Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October.