Fisheries dept holds drive

SRINAGAR: The department of Fisheries Friday organised an anti-polythene drive at Chattabal Weir here.
An official handout issued here said, during the event, stress was laid on desisting from excessive use of polythene and other non-biodegradable substances that affect the flora and fauna of water bodies.
The participants were told that fish production in the water bodies gets affected because of alteration in the breeding and feeding ground.
The Joint Director Fisheries, Kashmir, said in the handout that use of non-biodegradable agents should be discouraged to save the environment from pollution.
During the campaign, the handout said, the participants pledged not to use non-biodegradable items that have an adverse affect on the health and hygiene, and flora and fauna.