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Govt to ban plastic bags only after getting feedback from

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Deputy Chief Sushil Kumar today said would take the decision about banning use of polythene bags below 50 microns of thickness after getting feedback from people.

The would seek people's feedback on the draft proposal to ban production, distribution and sale of plastic bags, he said while addressing "Prithvi Diwas" function here.

Sushil Modi, who also holds charge of the and Forest department said the draft proposal to ban plastic would be issued soon.

After the draft proposal is issued people can give then feedbacks, he said.

"The government would also incorporate the provision of penalising those who will violate the proposed ban," he said while exhorting students and common man to follow 11 point resolution for protection and pollution control.

The 11 point resolution talks about planting saplings, protecting environment, saving energy, maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in and around their vicinity, save water, etc.

Stating that climate change had its most adverse impact on agriculture and poor people, the said.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 19:40 IST