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Maharashtra Bans Packaged Water Bottles at Government Offices

Published on November 18, 2017
The Maharashtra government has banned packaged water bottles in Mantralaya and other government offices.


  • Mineral water plastic bottles have also been banned at hotels and the regulation will soon be imposed on restaurants.
  • The government first imposed the ban on packaged drinking water bottles at Mantralaya and other government offices where water is served in PET plastic bottles.
  • Earlier in 2005, the government had imposed a ban on plastic bags less than 50 microns thick after 2005 deluge that claimed several lives in Mumbai and its suburbs. 
  • The government has decided to constitute a team will be sent to six Indian states of the country that have achieved plastic-free status, including Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, to study their model.
  • In India, 17 states and Union territories have imposed a complete ban on manufacture, sale and use of plastic carry bags.
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