Through the ordinance, the provisions of the UP Plastic and Other Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Regulation of Use and Disposal) Act, 2000 have been made effective and stringent, a senior official said.
"The UP Plastic and Other Non-biodegradable Garbage (Regulation of Use and Disposal) (Amendement) Ordinance, 2018 has been given assent by the governor," an official release issued by the Raj Bhavan said.
There is also a provision for penalty ranging from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1 lakh and imprisonment from one month to an year for offenders depending on the cases.
The ordinance will be valid for six months and the government will have to bring a bill in the state Assembly within this period to get it passed, the official said.
After this, the then Samajwadi Party government had decided to implement the order but it could not be executed.
"To protect the environment, we have to launch a big movement for a plastic-free state. We will be banning plastic from July 15. I appeal that after July 15, plastic cups, glasses and polythene should not be used at any level. This will need the cooperation of all of you," he had said.
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