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Monday, August 9, 2021

The central government has clearly instructed the state to ban the use of national flags made of plastic

The central government has clearly instructed the state to ban the use of national flags made of plastic







Ahead of Independence Day celebrations, the Center has asked the states to ensure that people do not use plastic flags as proper disposal of tricolors made of such materials is a major problem.  The Union Home Ministry in a letter to all the states and union territories said that the national flag represents the hopes and aspirations of the people of the country and should always be respected.




 The letter said, "Everyone has affection, respect and loyalty for the national flag.  Yet there is a clear lack of awareness among the people as well as government agencies, agencies about the laws and traditions applicable to the display of the national flag.

The home ministry told the states and union territories that it had been observed that national flags made of plastic were being used instead of paper flags on important national, cultural and sports occasions.

 The letter said that plastic flags are not as biodegradable as paper flags and ensuring proper disposal of national flags made of plastic in line with the dignity of the flag is also a practical problem.  The Home Ministry said, "It is requested to ensure that only paper flags are used and not thrown on the ground in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Flag Code, 2002 for important national, cultural and sporting events and occasions."  A copy of the Prevention of Insults to National Pride Act, 1971 and the Flag Code of India, 2002 have also been attached to the Home Ministry letter.




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