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Goa govt plans to ban single-use plastics from Sept

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The government is planning to bring in a legislation to ban single-use items like straws, and bags in the state from September, an said on Thursday.

The government wants to make an amendment to the Non-Biodegradable Garbage Control Act to ensure a complete ban on the single-use plastics, a from the state panchayat department told

The amendment is currently being drafted and is likely to be introduced during the state Assembly's monsoon session.

"The legislation is aimed at banning manufacture, supply, storage and use such in the state," the said.

It is expected to come into force from September this year, the said, adding that it will empower the government to impose fine on those who violate the law and also penalise those who litter in public places.

had earlier banned the use of carry bags below 50 micron thickness.

The coastal state has total 34 registered manufacturing units.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 15:35 IST