Anti-polythene drive in South Kashmir

200 kgs seized in Tral, Kulgam

Srinagar, Dec 6: Continuing its drive against the trade and use of polythene carry bags, teams of J&K State Pollution Control Board carried out market checking in Tral and Kulgam in south Kashmir on Thursday and seized about 200 kilograms of polythene carry bags from traders. Officials of Police, Revenue department and local municipalities also assisted in the drive.
 The drive is being conducted on the directions of Minister for Environment and Forests, Mian Altaf Ahmad.
 Regional Director, SPCB Kashmir, Ali Muhammad Dar (IFS) appealed the public in general and traders in particular to desist from trade and use of polythene carry bags. “Legal action will be taken against the defaulters,” he said.
 Manufacture and use of polythene carry bags have been banned in the state vide J&K Non-biodegradable Material (management, handling and disposal) Rules, 2009.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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