The Sikkim government has decided to impose a ban on packaged mineral water from Janury 01 of 2022 in the state so that people can use the water from natural resources which are far healthier than what is available in plastic bottles. The chief minister of the state PS Tamang on Saturday said that the state is blessed with natural resources that provide fresh and good quality drinking water.
“Everyone in Sikkim would now have to do away with mineral water bottles and opt for natural water resources,” the CM said. He also said that the government has given three months time to clear the existing stock of mineral water bottles. Notably, tourist hotspots like Lachen in North Sikkim have already banned packaged water bottles.