‘Polythene Free Sirmour Scheme’ to make district polythene free

Shimla:  Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister has launched the ‘Polythene Free Sirmour Scheme’, an initiative of the district administration to make Sirmour district polythene free.

Himachal has already banned the use of polythene bags in 2009, but it has been observed that big Polythene bags are still in use to carry vegetables. In smaller markets like Sarahan, Nahan, Dadahu one can see plastic bags in shops and vegetable vendors. Instead of using traditional jute bags, farmers are carrying vegetables to market in big polythene bags in part of the Sirmour district. Hope, administration will aware people about its adverse impact and will help to make Sirmour district polythene free.