BIA asks the government to delay the ban on single-use plastic.

Bihar Industries Association (BIA) asked the state government to postpone the prohibition on single-use plastic until it is replaced by readily available and eco-friendly alternatives . BIA general secretary Ashish Rohtagi said the government did not make adequate preparations to make single-use plastic alternatives available on the market .

Patna, July 1: The Bihar Industries Association (BIA) asked the state government to postpone the prohibition on single-use plastic until it is replaced by readily available and eco-friendly alternatives.As plastic recycling has become a global issue and a problem, we support this initiative by the government.We also see that it would have a detrimental effect on the local communities, particularly because multi-national companies selling chips and snacks in single-use plastic bags are not being asked to discourage such activities.According to Arun Agarwal, president of BIA, the local plastic manufacturers are treating it as step-motherly care.

According to him, prohibiting single-use plastic without any viable alternatives would negatively affect not only the industry but also the general population.How can we expect India to implement it in such urgency when technologically advanced nations like the United States and Canada have a buffer until 2032?It would not only be a failure, but it would also have an effect on the job market, leaving lakhs of people homeless.This sector makes a total of 3 lakh crore investment, with around 89,000 small-scale and large-scale firms operating, where a major portion of the workers are unemployed women who earn up to 700 per day.