IndiaCatalog.com
India News
Search Web Directory
News Home
Ban on single-use plastic: Packaged drinking water may be excluded
Posted on 10th September 2019
The government may exclude packaged drinking water (1 litre or more) from single-use plastic ban — likely to come into effect from October 2 — while simultaneously facilitating alternatives so that the transition to non-plastic packages does not inconvenience public. Food and consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan favours a ban on plastics, but admits that no concrete alternative of packaged drinking water is available now.

“We have not got any concrete alternative of packaged drinking water. Therefore, I have asked all manufacturers to send their suggestions by September 11,” the minister said, adding that these recommendations would be sent to the inter-ministerial panel headed by the Cabinet secretary. Paswan on Monday held a discussion with bottled water industry and various government departments to find a suitable alternative for single-use plastic bottles for drinking water.

The inter-ministerial panel will take a decision on what items to be banned under the single use plastic and whether the restriction will be imposed in one go or in a phased manner. The government’s quality controller —Bureau of Indian Standards — does not have a definition of ‘single-use’ plastic and is waiting for the panel’s report which will also come out with a definition.

The government plans to ban plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws and certain types of sachets and the restriction will cover manufacturing, usage and import, Reuters had reported last month. In his Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said steps would be taken from October 2 to make India free from single-use plastic.

Stating that recycling is not a permanent solution, Paswan said there is a need to find an alternative, which is equally affordable and reliable. Even pure paper bottle is not an alternative as some plastic is mixed, he said and added that even glass bottle in general cannot replace. He also said any ban would not affect employment as the alternative would create jobs.

All India Association of Natural Mineral Water Industry’s secretary Behram Mehta, who participated in the discussion, said the packaged bottle water industry uses PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which is 100% recyclable, used globally and does not fall under single-use plastic as per EU standards. He said any ban on this will adversely affect the Rs 30,000-crore bottled water industry.

Meanwhile, addressing the global conference of parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Modi said India would put an end to single-use plastic in coming years. He also said it is time the world says goodbye to it.

“Another form of land degradation, which, if not prevented, would become impossible to reverse. This is the menace of plastic waste. Apart from having adverse health implications, this is going to render land unproductive and unfit for agriculture,” Modi said.


Other Latest News
Bajaj Auto net profit surges to ₹1,402 crore, shares rise
Posted on 23rd October 2019
Bajaj Auto today reported better-than-expected earnings for the quarter ended September 30, pushing its shares 2% higher in afternoon trade. Bajaj Auto shares were up 2% at ₹3,186 as compared to a 0.44% rise in Sensex. The automaker's profit rose 22% to ₹1,402 crore, aided by a tax expense reversal of ₹182 crore due to the recent lowering of corporate tax rate.

Amazon’s new move to boost customer connect: Publishes success of small business sellers on boxes
Posted on 23rd October 2019
In a first-of-its-kind move by an e-commerce company, Amazon optimising its delivery boxes to increase customer engagement has announced Storyboxes — a packaging initiative where Amazon shares the growth journey of its sellers on the boxes. The company started the initiative during its annual Great Indian Festival sale (September 29 – October 4) to print the stories of its six sellers as of now. The company is looking to increase the number of such sellers’ stories ahead.

American firm readies class action suit against Infosys on whistleblower allegations
Posted on 23rd October 2019
Even as Infosys battles whistleblower allegations of using aggressive accounting methods to boost its revenues and margin, a US-based law firm, Rosen Law Firm, which specialises in securities class actions, said it was preparing such a suit to recover losses suffered by the investors. “Rosen Law Firm is preparing a class action lawsuit to recover losses suffered by Infosys investors,” it said in a statement.

DoT seeks relief for BSNL, MTNL once again, but with fewer demands
Posted on 23rd October 2019
Department of Telecommunications has again sought relief for the beleaguered Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd with fewer demands, essentially translating into lesser cash outgo by the Centre.

It is learnt that DoT has sought funds for the voluntary retirement schemes of the two sick units and allotment of 4G spectrum, besides proposing to raise finances by monetising assets.


SBI Life Insurance joins Rs 1-trillion m- cap club, stock hits record high
Posted on 23rd October 2019
SBI Life Insurance Company today entered the coveted Rs 1 trillion market capitalisation (market-cap) club after its share price hit a fresh all-time high on the National Stock Exchange (NSE). The stock of the life insurance company hit a new high of Rs 1,012 on Wednesday in the intra-day deal.

Following the uptick in the counter, SBI Life’s market cap crossed Rs 1-trillion mark or Rs 1,01,200 crore in intra-day trade today.


» Post a FREE Classified Advertisement
Inviting Real Estate Agents, Job Placements Agents, Educational Institutes, Software Service Providers, Real Estate Builders, Marriage Bureaus, Travel Agents, Restaurant Owners, Health & Fitness Centers and other Local Businesses to Post a FREE Classified Advertisement on Cootera.com Classifieds Website.
Jobs in India India Real Estate Automobiles Matrimonials Beauty & Fitness

Add a comment for Ban on single-use plastic: Packaged drinking water may be excluded
Please only use this form to enter comments on the above company. All comments are reviewed before they are displayed on the web site. Not all comments may be displayed. Check back with us to see if your comments have been displayed.
If you want us to email the comments posted by users, please Subscribe by email
Name*
Comments*
Security Code*
 

Be the first person to write a business review for Ban on single-use plastic: Packaged drinking water may be excluded

Most Read News

SEBI notifies exit load on redemptions from liquid funds within 7 days of investment

Brexit deal, divestment plans boost Sensex, Nifty

Air India Assets Holding raises another Rs 7,985 cr

UK: 'INVENT' programme supports startups in low-income states

Strategic sale buzz: BHEL gains 27.5% in intra-day trade

More India News

Photo Gallery

Shourya(11 Images)Shourya
Baadshaho(11 Images) Baadshaho
  India Web Directory
Business Profiles
Automotive Directory
IT/ITES/BPO Directory
Hotel Directory
Health Directory
Business Directory
Gems & Jewellery
Education Directory
Real Estate Directory
Agriculture Directory
Logistics Directory
Yellow Pages
NRI Guide
Photo Galleries
Global Web Directory
*** FREE India Classifieds
Order Premium Listings
Submit a Site
Business Reviews
Home
About us
Link to us
Advertise
Contact us
Google Search Keywords: India Catalog, IndiaCatalog, India Web Directory
    © 1999 - 2019 IndiaCatalog.com
    All Rights Reserved
Privacy Statement