Hemis, Leh: A 400km walk in the Himalayas over six weeks to raise awareness on environmental issues yielded a collection of 60,000 waste plastic bottles, 10,000 chewing-gum wrappers and 5,000 carbonated drink cans. A state-sponsored Operation Clean Up? No way.

The Punjab government has decided to ban the use of polythene bags in the state. The government has proposed that Punjab would be made a plastic free state to protect the environment. The government has enacted the Punjab Plastic Carry Bag (Manufacture, Usage and Disposal ), Act, 2005, which was notified on November 16, 2005.

New Delhi: If you are still using and accepting plastic bags in markets, it is time to switch over to other materials. More than six months after the plastic ban was notified in Delhi, the government has formulated a strategy of penalizing those who are violating the law with a maximum fine of Rs 1 lakh or 5 years imprisonment.

Neha Lalchandani | TNN

New Delhi: Six months after they were banned, plastic bags seem to have crept back into several markets across the city.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to grant an interim stay on the January 7 notification, banning plastic bags from public places in the Capital.

Haryana Minister of State for Environment and Forests Kiran Choudhry on Wednesday directed the officers of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) to prepare a list of all plastic bag manufacturers and take steps to completely ban the use of plastic bags in the State.

Spreading awareness

In his legal opinion, UT Senior Standing Counsel Anupam Gupta advocates a complete ban

Senior Standing Counsel, UT Administration, Advocate Anupam Gupta has cleared all legal doubts with regard to banning plastic and polythene carry bags in Chandigarh.

In his detailed legal opinion, Gupta has strongly advocated a complete ban on all shapes and sizes of plastic and polythene carry bags, relying upon the Plastic Manufacture Sale and Usage Rules, 1999, notified by the Central government under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

JAMMU, July 23: An awareness programme cum workshop was organized by J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board at Kanipora, Kulgam to create awareness amongst the rural entrepreneurs about different schemes being implemented by the board.

After introducing a scheme to save electricity by popularising the use of energy-efficient CFL lamps, the state plans to undertake energy audit of all government buildings to help reduce power consumption by at least 10 per cent. This was announced by minister of forests and environment J.P.Nadda while launching the seven-week "seeti bajao, Shimla bachao' campaign to check littering of the "Queen of Hills' involving schoolchildren.