Environment Minister pledges elaborative measures to control air pollution

Lal Babu Pandit

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Minister for Population and Environment, Lalbabu Pandit, has said that the companies producing non-biodegradable plastic products would be banned.

Speaking at a face-to-face program organized by the Rafat Sanchar Club in the capital on Tuesday, the Minister pledged to come up with policies to ban on the manufacturing of non-biodegradable plastic and to discourage production of non-perishable and canned food.

He took time to announce that vehicles without green stickers would be sent off the roads of metropolitan and sub-metropolitan cities effective from coming April 14. According to him, elaborative measures will be taken to control air pollution.

Vehicle belching out black smoke will undergo standardized testing and owner of such vehicle will face action. Brick kilns will be made eco-friendly and imported goods not included in the government standard list will be prohibited. RSS