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Plastic Parks in India

  • 18 Nov 2019
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Odisha has become the first state to start working on developing a ‘Plastic Park’, located in Jagatsinghpur district.

Key Points

  • India’s domestic production meets only 50% of its demand for plastic, which is increasing with the growth of construction and infrastructure sector.
    • Many construction companies are using plastic materials. The components used include everything from plastic screws and hinges to bigger plastic parts that are used in decoration, electric wiring, flooring, wall covering, waterproofing and so on.
  • To reduce imports, the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers (MoCF), had formulated a scheme for setting up of four Plastic Parks in Assam (Tinsukia), Madhya Pradesh (Raisen), Odisha (Jagatsinghpur) and Tamil Nadu (Thiruvallur).
  • Two plastic parks in the States of Jharkhand (Deogarh) and Madhya Pradesh (Bilaua) have also been given ‘final approval’ in 2018-19.

Source: IE

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