SPCB intensifies anti-polythene drive
200 kg bags seized
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 28: Intensifying its anti-polythene drive, the Jammu and Kashmir State Pollution Control Board conducted a drive in Srinagar on Tuesday under the directions of Regional Director, Kashmir, SFA Gillani.
A team of officers and officials of the Board conducted the drive from Batamaloo to Koker Bazar area of the City by making people aware about the hazards of polythene carry bags.
The officials seized some two quintals of polythene carry bags from various shopkeepers and vendors in the area. The shopkeepers and vendors were informed about the use of eco-friendly alternatives to polythene carry bags like paper, jute, cloth bags.
Polythene carry bags have been banned in Jammu & Kashmir vide SRO 182 in the light of Non-biodegradable Material (Management, Handling and Disposal) Rules, 2009.
Hailing the effort, Regional Director, Kashmir, SFA Gillani said the Board would be more strict in future with the traders found guilty of trading in polythene carry bags.
He said such drives by the Board would continue as people are cooperating with the efforts of the Board in minimizing the use of the banned material.
The drive was lead by Bilal Ahmad Khan, AEE. Recently the Board observed the National Pollution Prevention Day by organizing an awareness program on polythene carry bags involving the students of Eco-Clubs from different schools.
During the program organized simultaneously at Lal Chowk, Dalgate, Amira Kadal and Karan Nagar, the students took polythene carry bags from shoppers, vendors, shopkeepers, etc and instead handed them eco-friendly paper carry bags. The students also made the people aware about the hazards of polythene.
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