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Prohibition on use of plastic bag and polythene in Dibrugarh

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Dibrugarh, Feb 20: The District Magistrate, under the provisions of Section 144 of Indian Pel Code (IPC), issued a directive on Monday by which prohibition has been laid down on the use of plastic bag and polythene that leads to environmental degradation and impasse of draige water. This directive with immediate effect is binding upon one and all in the entire district and anyone found at fault will be strictly tried under the legal rules of the Crimil Procedure Code (Cr.PC) a DIPRO press release stated.

As per the directives, prohibition has been put in use of plastic below 50 micron and in use of recycled or biodegradable plastic, the regulation of Indian Standard Bureau IS 9883:1981 must be agreed upon. Moreover, carry bags, container, pouch or multilayered packaging made from biodegradable plastic without ISI mark number IS/ISO: 17088:2008 has been disallowed.  A complete ban has laid down on the production, store, distribution and sale of non-recyclable lamited plastic, pouch and other similar plastic items. 

For ensuring the stringent implementation of the aforesaid prohibitory orders, the District Magistrate by an additiol directive has formed 10 special squads under the supervision of the Executive Magistrate. These groups under the leadership of the Executive Magistrate will carry out inspection in the matter of store of prohibited polythene and plastic bags by wholesale and retail traders at Convoy Road, Chowkidinghee Market, Milan gar, Tha Chariali, Amolapatty, Paltan Bazaar, New Market, Cole Road, Marwaripatty, Chiring Chapori, Santipara, Jalukpara, Gabhorupathar , Graham Bazaar areas and in the market areas of Chabua, harkatia, Tingkhong, Moran and Tengakhat in the district.

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