The Goa government has banned the sale of plastic Indian national flag during the Independence Day celebration.
Any person found making or selling plastic flags would be arrested and punished in accordance with law.
The district administration also said that the public may however buy the paper flags.
The advisory is issued after it came to the notice of the administration that people are throwing the plastic flags on roads and dustbin.
“This is an offence under Emblems and Names (prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and the offender is liable for punishment under these Acts,” Mihir Vardhan district collector said.
North Goa district collector said that the public should refrain from purchase of plastic flags, and in case, they find any person selling them, then they should inform the police.
He also appealed to members of general public that they should refrain from any action that would cause disrespect to the National Flag, including throwing of National Flags on the ground, dustbins and other public places