No polythene in 100 metre radius of national monuments from October 2

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New Delhi | Published: September 9, 2016 4:50:31 PM

If you are planning to visit Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar, Red fort or Jantar Mantar for a perfect leisure and to get a taste of history and heritage of our country, do not carry any polythene or plastic bag

The central government has decided to ban use of polythene in 100 metre radius of national monuments from October 2 taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's idea of a 'Clean India'. (PTI)The central government has decided to ban use of polythene in 100 metre radius of national monuments from October 2 taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s idea of a ?Clean India?. (PTI)

If you are planning to visit Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar, Red Fort or Jantar Mantar for a perfect leisure and to get a taste of history and heritage of our country, do not carry any polythene or plastic bag. The central government has decided to ban use of polythene in 100 metre radius of national monuments from October 2 taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of a ‘Clean India’. According to a report, Union Tourism Ministry in its directive has asked the authorities concerned to ensure there is no use of polythene at these heritage places.

“A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150 birth anniversary in 2019,” Modi had said as he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Earlier, the government banned the manufacturing of plastic bags of below 50 microns as thinner bags currently pose a major threat to environment due to its non-disposability.

PM launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2 in 2014 to accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage covering 4,041 statutory cities and towns across the country. The government had made a budgetary allocation of Rs 11,300 crore for both rural and urban areas for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Central government’s biggest drive to improve sanitation and cleanliness across the country.

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