Environment Minister pledges elaborative measures to control air pollution


Minister for Population and Environment Lalbabu Pandit has said companies producing non-biodegradable plastic products would be banned.

Speaking at a face-to-face program organized by the Rafat Sanchar Club here Tuesday, the Minister pledged to come up with policies to ban on the manufacturing of non-biodegradable plastic and to discourage production of non-perishable and canned food.

He took the time to announce that vehicles without green stickers would be sent off the roads of metropolitan and sub-metropolitan cities effective from coming April 14. According to him, elaborative measures will be taken to control air pollution.

Vehicle belching out black smoke will undergo the standarized testing and owner of such vehicle will face music. Brick kilns will be made eco-friendly and imported goods not included in the government standard list will be prohibited.

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