Kanchanpur, November 10
The District Administration Office, Kanchanpur has banned the use of plastic bags weighing less than 40 microns.
It has also banned the sale and distribution of plastic-made decorations on the eve of Tihar.
In response to the growing prevalence of plastic garlands during festivals and events, the district administration has implemented a ban on their use.
Assistant Chief District Officer Dharma Raj Joshi argued that flowers, garlands and bouquets made up of plastics are polluting the environment and affecting the market of flowers produced by the local farmers.
Issuing a notice in the National Gazette on July 28 early this year, the government banned the production, import, storage, sale and distribution of plastic bags weighing less than 40 microns. In line with this, the local administration took this decision.