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Ban On Plastic Use In All Municipal Corporations From Oct 2

Bhubaneswar: With many states coming forward to enforce ban on plastic, the Odisha government is also set to prohibit usage of the synthetic material at all municipal corporations from October 2.
'From Gandhi Jayanti, the use of plastics will be banned in all municipal corporations and Puri,' Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  said while addressing 'Ama Mukhyamantri Ama Katha' programme at the State Secretariat here today.
Sources said in the first phase, the prohibitory orders on use of the material will be implemented at five municipal corporations including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Samalpur and Rourkela. The ban will also be enforced in the pilgrim town Puri.
The use of plastic will be completely banned in the state in the next two years, Patnaik said while urging one and all to cooperate in making the programme a success.
Earlier in June this year, the ban on use of plastic was enforced in Maharastra while the Uttar Pradesh government had also announced to impose a ban on the same from July 15. 

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