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Uniform plastic ban must in all states: Meet Hayer

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Environment minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said for the maintenance and cleanliness of the environment, the Punjab government has imposed a complete ban on plastic carry bags but the rules of this ban must be strictly enforced across the states so that such a ban is uniformly imposed across the country. Addressing a two-day national conference of state ministers of environment, forest and climate change, Hayer said the Environment and Punjab Pollution Control Board is making continuous efforts to maintain the environment. He said that the state government has once imposed a complete ban on the manufacture, purchase, sale and use of plastic carry bags.

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