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Odisha Bans Single-Use Plastic in Parks & Sanctuaries From April 1

Effective April 1, the ban fosters Odisha's commitment to ecological well-being and a plastic-free environment

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In a significant move towards environmental conservation, the Odisha government has implemented a ban on single-use plastic within national parks, tiger reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, and eco-tourism sites in the state, effective April 1. This measure, issued by Chief Wildlife Warden Susanta Nanda, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), underscores the government's commitment to promoting eco-tourism and the reader's role in preserving these pristine areas.