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- Integrated Tribal Regional Development Agency (ITDA),
Paderu has planned to enforce a prohibition on the sale of plastic water
sachets in Araku valley.
- Araku valley is a hill station in the Vishakhapatnam
district of Andhra Pradesh. It is inhabited my many tribes such as the Kodhu.
- Water sachets account for half of the plastic
waste dumped in Araku and contributes to environmental pollution. It is also
detrimental to animal health such as cattle.
- ITDA had also banned the use of plastic carry
bags and polythene covers in Araku Valley since January 1st, 2019