‘Polythene Free Zones’ near protected monuments

Acrcheoogical Survey of India has declared all the monuments and archaeological sites as ‘Polythene Free zones’. Ministry of Culture has recommended a prohibition on the use of polythene. In this regard, Narendra Kumar Sinha, Secretary of Ministry of Culture has also issued a DO letter to all the Chief Secretaries of the states to elicit their active corporation for making centrally protected monuments as polythene free zone. Municipal Bodies and concerned departments have been directed to keep 300-metre area around the boundary protected as the polythene free zone. All the field offices of ASI have been directed for necessary compliance.

Source: PIB

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