1 lakh fine for stocking, making illegal plastic bags
Source: The Times of India, Date: April , 2015
The ministry of environment, forests and climate change has
directed the state government to enforce a blanket ban on all plastic bag
manufacturing units operating without a licence across all districts of the
state. The Union ministry
and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) ordered the Haryana State
Pollution Control Board to comply with Section 5 of the Environment Protection
Act, 1986, regarding closure of unauthorized plastic manufacturing industries.
Following the order, the urban local bodies department (ULB) has directed all
deputy commissioners to impose a fine of Rs 1 lakh on shopowners found stocking
or selling plastic bags less than 40 microns in thickness.