As per the data compiled by MPCB, it has inspected over 600 plastic manufacturing units across the state from March 23 — when the ban came into force — to October 2.

The court said that a 50m buffer zone should be created around mangrove land in which no construction activity or dumping of debris should be permitted.

The court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Jainendra Baxi, a film director, through his lawyer Aditya Pratap.

Maharashtra government has proposed, in case of multi-layered packaging, using single-layer plastic with other layers under its ambit.

The tribal development department subsequently launched the Van Mitra programme to first train officials on the law and then to clear or reopen tens of thousands of pending or erroneously rejected

While the ban will be implemented within Maharashtra, passengers coming to Mumbai from other parts of the country are also expected to be maintain caution while disposing plastic at stations.

The device is currently made at a cost of Rs 5,500 but researchers feel that when the device is produced at a commercial scale, the cost could come down to Rs1,500.

Of these, 19 units have been issued closure notices, after four trucks, smuggling 16.7 tonnes of banned plastic bags from Daman to retailers across Maharashtra were confiscated by a MPCB flying squ

So, after the plastic ban, the State Environment Department is considering a ban on chemical fertilizers,” said Kadam at an event organized by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

The lawyer appearing for MMRC told court last week that “notice was issued to the petitioners in May 2017, thereafter, the tenements were demolished and alternate accommodation is also provided to

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