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New Delhi : Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on September 4, 2019, announced a blanket ban on all types of single use plastic products in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and all its PSUs including Food Corporation of India (FCI).
The decision on this was taken at a high level meeting with Secretaries of both the Departments i.e. Consumer Affairs and Food, CMD FCI, DG ,Bureau of India Standards, MD of CWC, Director Legal Metrology and other senior officials of the Ministry. It was decided that all single use plastic products will be completely banned in the ministry and its PSUs from September 15, 2019, according to a PIB release. Paswan asked the officials to make alternate arrangements to ensure that the ban is effective.