18/12/2015 1:17 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh Government Bans Polythene Bags

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A bag of PET bottle and three loose PET bottles ready to be taken to recycle bin.

LUCKNOW -- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday banned polythene bags in the state citing environment degradation as a major reason for the same.

"The Polythene ban in the state is being initiated because of the court's order and also because it is environment friendly. We are also trying to find an alternative for the same," he said after the state Cabinet meeting.

Yadav also announced the 'Dial 100' scheme for better handling of crimes in the state.

The 'Dial-100' scheme would be launched tomorrow.

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