The Kanchanpur district administration office bans the use of plastic bags.
The ban will be implemented on the import, sale, distribution, and use of plastic bags below 40 microns from April 14, informed Chief District Officer Gopal Prasad Aryal.
"The implementation date of the decision coincides with April 14, the date of the Nepali New Year. We have already issued a public notice about it," he said.
Flouting the ban will be subject to action, he said, and the administration will carry out regular monitoring to stop the use of plastic bags.
"Anyone breaching the direction will be warned in the first place. They will face action if found flouting for the a second time. The plastic bags will also be seized," he remarked.
The use and sale of banned plastic bags is subject to a fine of up to Rs 50,000, depending on the condition and degree of the offense, as per the existing laws.
A district assembly organized by the district coordination committee resorted to the move of upholding pledges by people's representatives at nine local levels to ban the use, sale, and distribution of plastic bags.