Madhya Pradesh: No plastic or polythene bags from May 1

From May 1, plastic or polythene bags will be banned in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal | Updated: April 11, 2017 4:21 pm
From May 1, plastic or polythene bags will be banned in Madhya Pradesh (Express Photo)

Plastic or polythene bags will be banned in Madhya Pradesh from May 1. As the consumption of plastic bags causes a large number of cow deaths, the government chaired by the Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has approved the proposal of imposing the ban from May 1, said  Public Relations Department Minister Narottam Mishra

“The cows eat polythene/plastic bags, which leads to their death. Banning of polythene use will protect their lives. Besides, the plastic/polythene bags are also harmful for the environment,” he said.

Regarding the implementation of the ban, Mishra said that the government has to chalk out of a plan, adding that the government is imposing the ban on plastic carry bags only and not other plastic related materials.

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  1. S
    Apr 21, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Thanks to the MP government for initiative. What alternative materials are available for daily use ? What will happen of Garbage bags if polythene bags are banned. Can we still use Garbage bags at Railways. Bus stands and other public places ? In my opinion it will adversely effect clean india movement.
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      pankaj khatri
      Apr 16, 2017 at 11:25 am
      If carry bags are banned cows will not die??and what about other materials which are covered under polythene . Our government just have to bann things for more revenue.. bann of carry bags will not save cows proper but drainage of polythin can save.. so they should focus on the proper dispozel of waste
      1. Ritik Verma
        Apr 15, 2017 at 2:09 pm
        which bags the shopkeeper should use on place of polythene bags
        1. Nirav Shah
          Apr 12, 2017 at 4:13 pm
          Excellent step by MP. Now it's time for other states to follow. Let's have an all India ban on plastic bags! They really are terrible for nature and are a huge component of our waste. Keep it up Mr. Chouhan. Jai Hind!
          1. G
            Apr 11, 2017 at 6:27 pm
            Cow’s milk is about 87 percent water and 13 percent solids—the solids being a combination of fat, carbohydrates in the form of lactose, minerals and protein. The major component of the milk proteins is casein; in turn about 30-35 percent of the casein (equivalent to two teaspoons in a litre of milk) is beta-casein, of which there are several varieties, determined by the genes of the cow. The most common of these variants are A1 and A2.
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