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Govt gets 3 weeks to respond to plea on banning use of plastic for packaging

National Green Tribunal is hearing a case filed by Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society

The government and all other stakeholders have got three weeks’ time to respond to a petition before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) asking for restriction on use of plastic in the packaging industry. The tribunal passed its orders on Wednesday directing the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers to formally join in the case hearings, along with the ministry of environment and forests and the petitioners. The tribunal was hearing a case filed by Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society. The petitioners have sought that the use of plastic bottles, multi-layered and plastic packaging ...