Hyderabad: The Telangana state government has imposed a ban on short-life Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and chlorinated plastics in the state.
It has also banned burning of waste in open places after being directed to do so by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in December last year.
An amount of Rs 25,000 will have to be paid as “environmental compensation” by the violator for each incident of bulk waste burning and Rs 5,000 in case of “simple burning”.
The draft notification on PVC and chlorinated plastics was issued on Monday and makes it clear that there will be a “complete ban on usage of short life PVC and chlorinated plastics.”
Objections and suggestions will be entertained over the next 60 days and should be addressed to the member secretary, Telangana State Pollution Control Board, Paryavaran Bhavan, A-3, Industrial Estate, Sanathnagar, Hyderabad-500018....