The government is going to issue an order putting a ban on use, sale and purchase of plastic-made national flags in the country. “We will soon issue the order banning national flags made of plastic,” a senior Home Ministry official said.
There have been complaints that after Republic Day and Independence Day, flags made of plastic are often found lying on roads and gutters.
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In March, the Bombay High Court had asked Maharashtra Government to come up with a comprehensive policy to ensure a ban on use, sale and purchase of national flags made of plastic.
The central government had also informed the court that a proposal to ban manufacture of national flags made of plastic was pending.
“The government should come up with a comprehensive policy. Create public awareness. Like the national anthem and pledge are printed in school textbooks, a message about national flags can also be printed,” the High Court had told Maharashtra Government.