The Environment (Protection) Act 1986 (Effective as of November 2. 2008); The law stipulates that no individual, including shopkeepers, vendors, wholesalers, retailers, traders, hawkers, or rehriwala‚Äôs shall use or provide polythene/plastic carry bags in their respective retail establishments. Furthermore, the Act prohibits the manufacturing, storage, importation, sale, or transportation of polythene/plastic bags. The Deputy Commissioner is delegated the authority to ensure enforcement and establish rules and procedures at their discretion to ensure compliance.
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