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Sikkim to ban use and sale of plastic mineral bottles from Jan 1,2022

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GANGTOK: Sikkim government to ban the use and sale of the packaged mineral water in the the state from January 1,2022.


This was announced by state Chief Minister PS Tamang on Saturday.


The Himalayan state of Sikkim is “blessed with natural resources that supply fresh and high-quality drinking water.”


PS Tamang, speaking on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, stated that after the ban is imposed, people will prefer water obtained from natural,which is far better than water obtained from plastic bottles.

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“Everyone in Sikkim would now have to do away with mineral water bottles and opt for natural water resources,” he stated.


The Chief Minister further noted that a three-month buffer time is being given to deplete the existing stock of mineral water bottles available with business establishments.


Tamang, who was accompanied by Governor Ganga Prasad during a cleanliness drive on the occasion, said that the state government is taking steps to stop the supply of packaged drinking water from outside.


Notably, tourist hotspots like Lachen in North Sikkim have already banned packaged water bottles.

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