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Patnaik bans plastic use in parts of Odisha from Oct 2

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Moving towards its target of making plastic-free over the next two years, Chief Minister today announced a complete ban on use of plastic in several places from October 2, this year.

made the announcement while participating in the "Ama Mukshya Mantri, Ama Katha" (Our Chief Minister, our talk) programme), a video confecencing initiative to connect with the people in every nook and cranny of the state.

said the plastic ban would be imposed in municipal corporation areas and Puri town from Gandhi Jayanti on October 2. The major cities where the ban will be imposed in the first phase include Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Samalpur and

The ban will be made effective all over the state over the next two years, Patnaik said.

The Housing & Urban Development department and Panchayati raj department have been mandated for executing the order in urban and rural areas, respectively. The Forest & department will monitor the plastic pollution control work across the state.

Patnaik also appealed all to plant a sapling each during the monsoon and take care of it. If we all plant tree and take care of it, the will be protected and the human beings will live in good condition and we can work for the development of our family and society, he said.

Patnaik expressed satisfaction at the increase of green cover in the state which is more than the national average.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 15:05 IST