Who: Madhya Pradesh
Where: Madhya Pradesh
What: To impose ban on polythene from January 2017
When: Decided on 27 January 2016
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on 27 January 2016 directed officials to impose ban on polythene in entire state from January 2017.
The Chief Minister’s decision came after his review of the activities of Urban Development and Environment and Housing Department in capital Bhopal.
As per the decision, the ban on polythene will be strictly enforced at tourist destinations and holy cities Ujjain, Amarkantak, Khajuraho, Pachmarhi, Maheshwar, Omkareshwar and Orchha from September 2016.
Besides, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also directed the officials to chalk out a scheme for developing a new green field city between Bhopal and Indore.