The central government should impose a uniform ban on plastic envelopes in all states: Meet Hare – News18 Punjab
This was said by Punjab Environment Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hare during his address today on the first day of the two-day national conference of ministers on environment, forestry and climate change of all the states of the country.
Meet Hare said that on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Environment and Punjab Pollution Prevention Board is making continuous efforts to maintain the environment. He also said that the state government has imposed a complete ban on the manufacture, purchase, sale and use of plastic envelopes.
The Environment Minister said that there is a ban on plastic envelopes by the Punjab government, whether it is 75 micron or 100 micron, but as there is no ban on such envelopes in other states, the industries of Punjab complain that such a ban is imposed by other states and the Centre. did not
Meet Hare put a demand before the central government that if there is to be a ban on plastic, then the complete ban should be consolidated because keeping the environment clean is the joint responsibility of all the states. Like Punjab, the task of imposing ban in all states is under the jurisdiction of the central government. He also demanded that concessions should be given to such industries to switch from plastic manufacturing.
Meet Hare further said that the state government has set a goal to completely free Mandi Gobindgarh of Punjab from traditional fuel. Mandi Gobindgarh will be the first city in North India where traditional fuel has been completely replaced by PNG in all industries. (pipe compressed gas) is used. Out of 237 industrial units, 154 are in PNG. have been converted to gas and the work of others is in progress. This has greatly improved the air purity of this industrial city.
The Environment Minister further said that Punjab has made great strides in bio-medical waste management and Punjab is the first state in the country where bar code is used for collection of bio-medical waste which will help in illegal activities. There is a stop.
Punjab Pollution Control Board Chairman Prof. Adarsh Paul Vig is also participating in the national conference along with the Environment Minister.
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