Bandipora: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Bandipora Sajad Hussain on Friday convened a meeting of senior officers of police, revenue and municipal committees to discuss the measures for restriction of polythene in the district.
The DDC sought suggestions from the officers and after threadbare discussion action plan was framed to make Bandipora polythene free. The meeting decided that a vigorous public awareness campaign against polythene menace would be initiated across the length and breadth of the district. While as tehsildars and executive officers of municipal committees were directed to convene meetings at their respective jurisdictions with traders and senior citizens and educated them about ill-effects of polythene.
It was also given out that whole sale dealers of polythene will be asked to surrender the polythene stock before police as a will good will gesture towards society or face the stern action as per the law.
The assistant commissioner (revenue) has been nominated as a Nodal Officer to check the progress of polythene restriction. The meeting also decided the government employees working in mini=-secretariat shall avoid carrying of polythene bags especially in the premises of mini-secretariat.