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Regulate use of plastic flags, banners in polls: National Green Tribunal to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to regulate the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and other forms of plastic in flags and banners by political parties during , that it damages environment. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson issued notice to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and asked it to take a view in relation to banning or regulating PVC within six months. 

The ministry would take a view in relation to banning or regulating PVC and chlorinated plastic in the use banners, flags, hoarding etc within a period of six months.