The government has issued an order notification banning plastic flexi in AP from November 1. On Thursday, the state government issued a notification regarding the implementation of this ban, violations, actions against them, alternatives, etc. State Forest Environment Special Principal Secretary Nirab Kumar Prasad issued this notification. It has been clarified that there will be a complete ban on plastic flexi in AP from November 1. Ban on printing, transporting, using and displaying plastic flexi is said to be imposed. The government has made it clear that it is the responsibility of the collectors to ensure that plastic flexi is not used in the villages. Police, transport and GST officials in cities and towns have been ordered to take responsibility for the implementation of the ban.
The government has given a warning that a fine of Rs.100 will be levied on Flexi for displaying or printing banners without taking light of the rules. Instead of plastic, it has been suggested to use cotton and woven fabrics, even if the cost is a bit higher. Chief Minister Jagan stated during his recent visit to Vizag. He said that they have already succeeded in making plastic free in TTD…there have been good results. He said that people’s participation is necessary to make the state plastic free. On the other hand, it is known that AP government has signed an agreement with ‘Parle Ocean’ organization to protect the sea and environment.