Manipur Assembly on Thursday declared the Assembly complex a ‘Plastic Free Zone’ from Friday. It has made the announcement banning any item of plastic and polythene in the premises of the New Assembly complex at Chingmeirong, Old Assembly complex near Indira Park and Assembly guest house at Majorkhul all in and around Imphal.
Manipur Legislative Assembly secretary, M Ramani Devi on Thursday issued a notification stating that the Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly declares the premises of Assembly secretariat as ‘Plastic Free Zone.’
It also added that the order is for strict compliance by all concerned.
It may be worth mentioning that ahead of the World Environment Day on June 5, the ministry has banned plastics in all protected areas around the country, thus declaring them “plastic free zones”. It has directed states and Union territories to organise awareness campaigns to sensitise people about the issue.
Interestingly India will be the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which will take place on June 5. With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s edition, the world is coming together to combat single-use plastic pollution.