Economy Ooty was the first in India to enforce a plastic ban. Here is how the town made it a huge success Updated : June 29, 2018 06:24 AM IST Over the last decade, awareness about the harmful effect of using plastic has spread in the Nilgiris. Prior to the ban in the district, plastic was being dumped into the Ooty Lake, a big attraction for tourists. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.