Usage of plastic will be banned during the Nagaland Hornbill Night Carnival this year Credit: File image

Guwahati: In a bid to reduce plastic usage, the Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) has declared that the ‘Hornbill Night Carnival’, to be organised between December 1 and 10, will be made plastic free.

Speaking to media persons in Kohima on Wednesday, the trade body said that the use of plastic materials will remain banned at the stretch where the night carnival will be held.

The ‘Hornbill Night Carnival’ is a part of the Hornbill Festival sponsored by the state government to promote tourism in the state. The night carnival is taken out in the main city of Kohima as well as Dimapur.

Medozhatuo Rutsa, president of KCCI, told reporters that there would be a ban on usage of all plastic and non-biodegradable materials including mineral water bottles and thermocol. Eateries have also been advised to use washable dishes during the carnival.

Rutsa also said that the KCCI and the Kohima Municipal Council would provide alternative materials to be used during the event. Defaulters will be punished, the KCCI president added.

The ten-day carnival will be held from the Phoolbari Junction to Razhu Point in Kohima between December 1 and 10.

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