Why not give incentives to the cloth bag manufacturers?In Bangalore, it is wonderful to see the cloth bags being sold for just rupees eight or ten. Sometimes the really big ones get sold for Rs.15/. So, if one has done shopping for over Rs.500/-, this small expenditure is not great at all.
One really wonders why this is still not followed in Chennai and other cities. The plastic menace should go. Similarly, the manufacturers of aluminium vessels may be given some given tax incentives just like the cloth bag manufacturers. Plastic has to go.
The environmentalists should also petition the Government to do something. Unless this is done, the plastic menace cannot go. The aluminium vessels sold for very cheap prices will enable the poor and the middle classes to buy them for parcels from hotels. This is also a very urgent need.
Let there be no GST on such manufacture. After all, the Government will only stand to gain when there are much better and neater environments everywhere.