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Unmanaged plastic waste adversely impacts environment, says Ministry

Unmanaged plastic waste adversely impacts environment, says Ministry
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New Delhi, Dec 7 (UNI) Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Thursday said unmanaged plastic waste has adverse impacts on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
In a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question regarding ban on plastic items, the Minister said the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, provides the statutory framework for plastic waste management in an environmentally sound manner throughout the country.
Considering the adverse effect of littered single-use plastic items on terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems, the Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, on August 12, 2021, prohibiting the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of identified single-use plastic items, which have low utility and high littering potential.

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Sand mining case: SC allows ED to proceed with summons issued to TN District Collectors

Sand mining case: SC allows ED to proceed with summons issued to TN District Collectors

27 Feb 2024 | 9:22 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to proceed with the summons issued to the District collectors in Tamil Nadu in connection with the alleged illegal sand mining-money laundering case.

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Former SC judge Justice AM Khanwilkar  appointed as Lokpal  Chairperson

Former SC judge Justice AM Khanwilkar appointed as Lokpal Chairperson

27 Feb 2024 | 8:53 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice AM Khanwilkar as the Chairperson of the Lokpal.

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Vodafone Idea to raise upto Rs 20k cr

Vodafone Idea to raise upto Rs 20k cr

27 Feb 2024 | 8:24 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) Debt ridden telecom major Vodafone Idea on Tuesday said it will raise upto Rs 20,000 crore via a combination of various instruments.

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Govt extends ban on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir for another five years

Govt extends ban on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir for another five years

27 Feb 2024 | 8:13 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) The government on Tuesday extended the ban on 'Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir' as an 'Unlawful Association' for another five years, a Home Ministry statement said.

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Govt lauds industry; to push innovations, investments, reforms in new sectors : FM

Govt lauds industry; to push innovations, investments, reforms in new sectors : FM

27 Feb 2024 | 7:17 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) Lauding the role of industry in achieving the goal of Viksit Bharat by 2047, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the government will push more with new innovations, investments and policy reforms in the years to come.

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