The state government issued a notification imposing a ban on the manufacture, sale, distribution and storage of single-use plastic on March 23.
04 Aug 2018 1:17 AM
Reportedly, beverage companies have fixed the buyback price at Rs 15 per kg of the bottles.
21 Jul 2018 2:06 AM
The proposal to use corporators’ funds to distribute cloth bags has been made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator Jaya Tiwana.
21 Jul 2018 2:04 AM
The violation of ordinance for the second time will invite imprisonment of one year or penalty up to a maximum of Rs 1 lakh.
16 Jul 2018 4:35 AM
Uttar Pradesh is the second state after Maharashtra to enforce a ban on plastic. CM Yogi has urged the people to comply with the ban.
07 Jul 2018 1:05 AM
Government has allowed packaging of groceries in plastic above 50 microns.
07 Jul 2018 1:03 AM
Plastic has been 'banned' earlier in the state, but the prohibition on its use has not been implemented effectively so far.
06 Jul 2018 8:18 PM
According to officials, after the ban on plastic bags, the state government is focusing on plastic waste generated from FMCGs and e-commerce products.
04 Jul 2018 5:16 AM
Plastic covers help protect idols during rain, say makers.
02 Jul 2018 1:12 AM
Cloud of panic takes over the city after blanket plastic ban, putting small traders in a sticky situation. But what exactly are they facing?
30 Jun 2018 6:15 AM
A top civic official admitted that the jittery officials have sought police protection for the plastic ban implementation.
29 Jun 2018 2:29 AM
The Railways and other government offices are also not strictly implementing the plastic ban even though action has been initiated against traders.
28 Jun 2018 6:05 AM
Restaurants are suffering 30 per cent loss due to ban on one-time plastic items.
28 Jun 2018 5:09 AM
As curry items remain a sour point in takeaway orders, biryani delivered in eco-friendly clay pots are in huge demand.
28 Jun 2018 5:04 AM
He also slammed environment minister Ramdas Kadam for making personal comments and asked him to be responsible for his work.
27 Jun 2018 2:37 AM
They have alleged that even the permitted items are being fined by the civic officials.
27 Jun 2018 2:35 AM
The Retailers Association of India blamed the situation to the prevailing confusion in the market.
26 Jun 2018 11:30 AM
Calling the ban discriminatory, the association stated that as many as 2,500 members have to shut their shop now.
26 Jun 2018 1:31 AM
The plastic ban has come into force since Saturday.
26 Jun 2018 1:27 AM
According to civic officials, BMC’s teams of inspectors visited 867 establishments, of which banned plastic was found in 72 shops.
25 Jun 2018 2:03 AM