Published On: Sat, Aug 13th, 2016

Madras HC orders notice to Tamil Nadu govt on PIL seeking total ban on plastic bags

MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Friday ordered notice to Tamil Nadu chief secretary, principal secretary of health, secretaries of environment and forests and municipal administration and water supply on a public interest litigation that sought a government order imposing a total ban on the use of plastic products (like plastic bags, cups, plates, spoons etc) in the state.

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Madras HC orders notice to Tamil Nadu govt on PIL seeking total ban on plastic bags

The division bench of justices Nooty Ramamohana Rao and S S Sundar ordered notice on the petition filed by K K Ramesh of Madurai and adjourned the case by eight weeks.

In his petition, Ramesh said a case relating to the death of an animal which ate plastics on roadside had been filed in the Supreme Court recently seeking a ban on plastic bags in the country. The Supreme Court had expressed its concern over the issue and observed that it would analyse the performances of the state governments in preventing usage of plastic bags, the petitioner said.

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