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Ordinance on plastic ban issued in UP

THE ASIAN AGE. | AMITA VERMA
Published : Jul 16, 2018, 4:35 am IST
Updated : Jul 16, 2018, 4:35 am IST

The violation of ordinance for the second time will invite imprisonment of one year or penalty up to a maximum of Rs 1 lakh.

The violation of the plastic ban for the second time will see the term of imprisonment increasing up to six months or penalty ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000.
 The violation of the plastic ban for the second time will see the term of imprisonment increasing up to six months or penalty ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000.

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government, on Sunday, issued an ordinance banning use and manufacture of polythene, plastic bags and thermocol.

According to UP Plastic and Other Non-biodegradable Waste (use and disposal) Ordinance 2018, issued  by UP governor Ram Naik, the use and manufacture of polythene of less than 50 micron would invite a penalty ranging from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1 lakh and imprisonment up to a maximum of 6 months.

The plastic ban will be imposed in phases in the state. The use of banned polythene for the first time will invite a penalty of Rs 1,000 or imprisonment up to one month.

The violation of the plastic ban for the second time will see the term of imprisonment increasing up to six months or penalty ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000.

Those found manufacturing, storing or transport of banned polythene or plastic bag for the first time will invite imprisonment up to six months or penalty from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000.

The violation of ordinance for the second time will invite imprisonment of one year or penalty up to a maximum of Rs 1 lakh.

The ordinance improves upon the UP Plastic and Other Non-biodegradable Waste (use and disposal) Act of 2000 by ensuring strict enforcement of ban on polythene and thermocol imposition through stringent punishment.

Tags: yogi adityanath government, plastic ban, ram naik
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow