On the occasion of World Environment Day, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has announced that there will be complete ban on use of polythene throughout the state from July 31.
Rawat said all polythene wholesalers have been asked to exhaust their stocks by the given date and sought people’s cooperation to make Uttarakhand free of plastic. One week before the ban, a mass awareness campaign about environmental damage caused by polythene would be undertaken in the entire state.
A massive tree plantation drive will be launched along the Rispana river next month to rejuvenate it. As part of a mission called Rispana to Rishiparna, the ancient name of the river, 3.5 lakh trees will be planted along the river in a single day right from its origin at Landhaur Shikhar Fall to Motharwala-Daudwala in the city where it merges with Bindal.