The government wants to make an amendment to the Goa Non-Biodegradable Garbage Control Act to ensure a complete ban on the single-use plastics, a senior officer from the state panchayat department told PTI.
The amendment is currently being drafted and is likely to be introduced during the state Assembly's monsoon session.
It is expected to come into force from September this year, the official 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.
The coastal state has total 34 registered plastic manufacturing units.
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