Plastics ban in Gujarat may kill over 2000 SMEs: GPMA










VADODARA: The plastics industry in Gujarat is expecting to face a crisis after the ban, with over 2000 SMEs on the verge of closure in several cities, according to the Gujarat Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA). "Over 2000 SMEs will be on verge of closure due to plastic ban in several cities including Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot in the gujarat, and around 50,000 people may lose employment due to this ban," Alpesh Patel, president GPMA told PTI.

The announcement in this regard came at a time when the industry was holding talks at various levels of the government including the Gujarat Pollution Control Boardon how to solve the issue, he further said.Most of the 2000 units are located in Halol in Panchmahal district, Vadodaraand Waghodya (both from Vadodara district), according to him. In a bid to make Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Rajkot cities "free of plastic pollution" the three municipal corporations located in these cities, called for a complete ban on production and usage of plastic tea cups, packaged water pouches and bags on World Environment Day on Tuesday.
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