Chandigarh, November 7
The UT administration today clarified that all types of polythene/ plastic carry bags whether having handle or not are covered under the polythene ban and their manufacture, storage, transportation and use was illegal.

The department of environment had banned the manufacture and use of the polythene/ plastic carry bags with effect from October 2. However, reports are appearing that shopkeepers, vendors and rehriwalas are using the polythene/ plastic bags without handle.

This seems to be a deliberate attempt on the part of certain shopkeepers, vendors, rehriwalas and manufacturers to misguide general public for their vested interest, a press note said.

Sanjay Kumar, finance secretary, stated that a strict action as per the law would be taken against persons manufacturing, storing, transporting and using such carry bags.

Source: Tribune News Service