No Plastic Please: Madhya Pradesh Cites Cow Deaths As Reason For Ban

No Plastic Please: Madhya Pradesh Cites Cow Deaths As Reason For Ban

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to ban plastic or polythene carry bags across the state from May 1
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Madhya Pradesh To Ban Plastic Bags From May 1
Highlights
  • Polythene bags are harmful for the environment
  • The cows eat polythene/plastic bags, which leads to their death
  • The ban would not be meant for bucket and other plastic materials

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government today decided to ban plastic/polythene carry bags across the state from May 1 saying that its consumption results in large number of cow deaths.

“The state cabinet, chaired by the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has accorded nod to the proposal of imposing the ban on plastic/polythene bags across the state from May 1,” State Public Relations Department Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters here after the meeting.

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The cows eat polythene/plastic bags, which leads to their death. Banning of polythene use will protect their lives. Besides, the plastic/polythene bags are also harmful for the environment, he said.

When asked that how this ban would be implemented, Mishra said other modalities of this ban are yet to be chalked out.

However, this ban would not be meant for bucket and other plastic materials. It is restricted to plastic carry bags only, he clarified.

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