Jai foundation moves SHRC, seeks total ban on plastic bags

Hyderabad, July 01: Jai Ho Foundation president G Srinivas Goud on Thursday approached the State Human Rights Commission, seeking it to get the state government to direct Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation to impose total ban on the usage of plastic carry bags in the city.

Mr Srinivas Goud said that he had urged the SHRC to direct the state government to get the GHMC implement a total ban on plastic bags, instead of allowing bags over 40 microns thick.

He said that total ban is essential to protect the environment for posterity.

The Jai Ho Foundation president said that his organisation has raised objections for allowing 40 micron plastic carry bags in the city as such bags pose a potent threat to the environment.

“Earlier the state government announced a ban on plastic carry bags less than 20 micron thickness. However, it failed to implement the ban,” Mr Srinivas Goud pointed out.