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Telangana All Set To Turn Plastic Free:- Department of Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) issued strict orders to restrict the usage of plastic in all the Urban Local Bodies in Telangana. All the offices of the Urban Local Bodies in the state will be prohibited from using plastic, tetra water bottles, Styrofoam team cups, plastic containers, straws and plastic that is below 50-micron plastic. MA and UD released a letter addressing all the heads of Departments that fall under MA and UD along with the Municipal Commissioners in the state.
Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar issued guidelines about restricting plastic usage in the state. He said that all the government offices should strictly follow the rule as peer Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. The guidelines were imposed after Telangana Minister KTR issued orders during his latest visit in GHMC offices where he found plastic piled out everywhere. All the concerned officials have been informed and stringent action will be taken if the rules are violated informed Arvind Kumar.