As per media reports, the Chief Minister of Sikkim says that Sikkim is blessed with natural resources that provide fresh drinking water, and so it hopes to replace plastic-packaged bottles with it's fresh water resources.
The Sikkim State Government believes that environment-friendly measures will help preserve natural resources and the local culture.
What's happening in the state?
The Government is making arrangements for a natural supply of water to stop the import of plastic water bottles as soon as possible. The CM said that a buffer time of 3 months is being given to clear the stock of mineral water bottles already available with shops and hotels. The Media Reports that Sikkim has already banned packaged water bottles in Lanchen (a renowned tourist destination )in North Sikkim.