Nagaland steps up efforts against SUPs

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The Nagaland Pollution Control Board has presented a draft comprehensive action plan for the elimination of single-use plastics. The first meeting of a special task force on Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021 and the elimination of single-use plastics was held in Kohima as part of the government’s campaign to tackle SUPs.

The district task force will conduct an extensive market survey to assess the availability of single-use plastics in the market. Shops, vendors, and commercial establishments are required to keep two separate bins for waste segregation at source.

It has been decided that each town/ULB should have its own action plan based on its needs and circumstances.

Regarding checking and inspection, the chief secretary reminded the house that stockists and vendors would be subjected to increased inspection and monitoring, reports

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