Guwahati News Desk: The Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Kailash Karthik N issued an order on Wednesday notifying prohibit the use, sale and purchase of all kinds of recycled or virgin plastic carry bags throughout the Kamrup district with immediate effect.
The order was immediately implemented as plastics are injurious to public health and causing serious environmental hazards affecting both humans and animals.
The orders will remain in force for the next 60 days or until further orders.
The violators shall be punishable under the provision of section 188 of the Indian Panel Code (IPC).
Here are the following acts that are exempted from the preview of the order.
a) Plastic carry bags manufactured exclusively for the export purposes against any export order in a plastic industry located in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Export Oriented Units (EOU).
b) The plastic bags or multilayered films of sheet + excluding carrying bags) which constitute or form an integral part of the packaging in which goods are sealed before use at manufacturing or processing units.
c) The plastic bags and sheets used in forestry and horticulture nurseries against the orders from the government departments or the firms concerned.
d) Plastic bags or plastic used for packaging of medicine.
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