Pollution control board gears up to curb use of plastic
Jaipur: Rajasthan pollution control board has decided that all applications related to manufacturing of multi-layered plastic pouches, sachets, recycling plastic or any other related plastic product will be dealt at head office level only. The decision has been taken regarding the proper enactment of plastic waste (management and handling rule) 2011.
Department has directed all the regional officers to forward the relevant applications pending at their level, to headquarter. "We have informed all the regional officers that application related to manufacturing of multi-layered plastic pouches, sachets and recycling plastic will be dealt at head office level only," said a senior official of pollution control board.
Officials have been asked to send the applications after the due verifications and inspection in the prescribed format. According to the officials the decision has been taken to ensure the proper enactment of the law within 120 days.
"Basically there are two objectives behind these direction issued to the regional officers. Firstly, the new rule has to be implemented within 120 days. And secondly it will help us to understand the rule and all related complicacies in its implementation," said the officials. The use of plastic carry bags is ban in the state so there is no question with dealing with such applications. Such requests, if we come across, will be automatically rejected, officials informed.
Meanwhile, the board has banned stone crusher industries in Deeg and Kama tehsils of Bharatpur district. The Board has also banned the process of giving approval to stone crusher industries in this area. Both these areas of Bharatpur are of archaeological and religious importance. After ban of mining in these areas the stone crusher industries started lacking raw material.