Use of plastic bags, bottles etc., has been banned by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board. The ban will come into existence from today in the Holy hill shrine and its surroundings. All these days plastic was used extensively in Tirumala for all purposes including serving food in hotels and restaurants and for prasadams. But owing to this, the Seshachalam forest area is affected and rain water is not seeping into the ground. To improve the situation, plastic has been banned completely by TTD.