Cir No. P-9 / 01 / 2018 2nd April 2018
TO ALL MEMBERS IN MAHARASHTRA :
We would like to inform you that the Govt of Maharashtra vide Notification No.Plastic-2018/C R No 24/TC-4 dated 23rd March 2018 have imposed a Ban for Manufacture, Usage, Transport, Distribution, Wholesale & Retail Sale and Storage, Import of Plastic Bags with Handle and without Handle, Disposable Products manufactured from Plastic & Thermo coal ( Polystyrene) such as Single use disposable Dish, Cups, Plates, Glasses, Fork, Bowl, Container, Disposable Dish/Bowl used for Packaging Food in Hotels, Spoon, Straw, non-woven Polypropylene Bags, Cups/Pouches to store Liquid, Packaging with Plastic to wrap or store the Products, Packaging of Food Items and Food grain material etc in the State of Maharashtra.
We would like to state here that the Views of the Association were not taken by the Govt of Maharashtra, nor was the Association informed about this Ban.
A Meeting was Organised by the Plastic Bag Manufacturers Association on Sunday, 1st April 2018 where Committee Members of the Associations using Plastic directly were Present. CMAI was Represented by Mr Rajesh Masand, Vice President and Mr Naveen Sainani, Managing Committee Member. More than 250 Representatives from different parts of Maharashtra were present at this Meeting.
A Core Committee has been formed from amongst the Members from the User Industry and CMAI has been Nominated as a Member on this Core Committee.
The Core Committee will be Meeting the Hon’ble Environment Minister Shri Ramdas Kadam on 2nd April 2018 at 2.00 P.M at Mantralaya and try to convince the Hon’ble Minister to revoke the said Order and are hopeful of getting some Concession from the Govt of Maharashtra,
We would like to assure the Members that the Association is taking up this matter aggressively with the Concerned Authorities to try and find out a suitable Solution which would be beneficial to the Apparel Industry in Maharashtra.
From the President's Desk
May I, through this President’s Message, extend a warm welcome to all of you visiting the 69th National Garment Fair.
The NGFs, as they are popularly known, continue to be the most sought-after Trade Shows of our Industry. Companies plan their Brand launches based on the NGF Calendar, Brands, their Range launches, and even non-participants, their own presentations to coincide with the NGF dates. Ironically, even other Trade Shows are planned based on the dates finalised for the NGF.
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