SRINAGAR: Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice, Abdul Haq, on Wednesday informed that the government was coming up with a legislation to make use of polythene a cognizable offence.
Replying to a question from S Charanjeet Singh, the minister informed that under ‘My Village, My World’ campaign, Rural Development Department (RDD) has launched a campaign against use of polythene.
The officials at BDO level have been given powers to impose fine on people for using it.
“The Forest Ministry, he said, would be soon coming up with a legislation to make the use of polythene a cognizable offence. The RDD is assisting the Forest Ministry in the same and will soon come up with the relevant legislation,” he said.
Haq stated that RDD was implementing various New Delhi- Sponsored Schemes including MGNREGA, Swach Bharat Mission (SBM), IAY, IWMP, NRLM, and 14th FC for the growth and development of rural areas.