POLYTHENE FREE RAJOURI: Vehicles carrying polythene bags, shops using polythene to be seized

SRINAGAR: District administration Rajouri has prepared itself to make ‘Polythene Free Rajouri’ with stern steps to check usage of polythene in the district to be taken from 10th of May with Municipal Committees also to follow ‘Polluter Pays’ Principle and sweepers will not lift waste material containing polythene. Office of the Deputy Commissioner Rajouri has […]

Tourist spots declared ‘no polythene’ zones

Tourist spots declared ‘no polythene’ zones

Srinagar: The J&K government has declared tourist destinations and resorts in the Valley and Ladakh region as polythene-free zones, and banned the use of non-biodegradable plastic at its properties, according to an official order. The government aims to achieve sustainable tourism and make tourist destinations in the state eco-friendly with the step. “In order to […]

HC seeks mechanism for preventing polythene entry in state

HC seeks mechanism for preventing polythene entry in state

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to set up a mechanism to prevent the entry of polythene into the state. The court asked how polythene was entering the market, despite a ban in place. As per SRO 45, there is a ban on polythene manufacturing, stocking, distribution, sale and use […]

Raids, seizures fail to stop polythene use

Raids, seizures fail to stop polythene use

Mashkoora Khan Srinagar: Polythene bags are still widely used by vendors and shop keepers despite a ban, and claims by concerned departments of curbing its use through regular raids. The raids conducted by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) seem to have little impact on the ground. Kareem Mohammad Dar, a […]

Polythene ban to be implemented in Bandipora

Polythene ban to be implemented in Bandipora

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 […]

Ban on polythene: DM Srinagar for strict implementation of HC order

Ban on polythene: DM Srinagar for strict implementation of HC order

SRINAGAR: Pursuant to State High Court orders banning use of polythene bags, District Magistrate Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, convened a meeting of all Tehsildars of the district and issued strict instructions for ensuring strict implementation of the order. The meeting was also attended by ADCs Vikas Kundal and Purnima Mittal and all Sub […]

745 kgs polythene seized in Sgr, Anantnag, Sopore

745 kgs polythene seized in Sgr, Anantnag, Sopore

Srinagar: Police siezed 500 kilograms of banned polythene in Anantnag district on Monday “In its drive against use of polythene, police seized more than 500 kilograms of polythene in Anantnag and Handwara,” a police spokesman said. He said the drive was launched in the jurisdiction of all the police stations of Anantnag district. “During the […]

Banned polythene products selling under SMC’s nose

Banned polythene products selling under SMC’s nose

SRINAGAR: Non-biodegradable, carcinogenic polystyrene disposable products continue to be in use in the markets of Srinagar, despite ban imposed by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) in 2015. A stockist at Zaina Kadal in old Srinagar said that he regularly supplies the products made of Styrofoam or plastic to clients, which include restaurants, hotels, and food outlets […]

Ensure polythene ban in and around Dal Lake: High Court

Ensure polythene ban in and around Dal Lake: High Court

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday termed as “unfortunate” the state government’s failure to implement the ban on use of polythene and ordered that the ban be immediately implemented in and around Dal Lake. “Under the Non-Biodegradable Material Management, Handling and Disposal Act 2007, the government has issued an SRO-182 dated 18-6-2008 […]

Rural anti-polythene drive. Disposal? No clue

Rural anti-polythene drive. Disposal? No clue

Srinagar: The rural development department is launching an initiative to rid villages of polythene waste from May 11, but it has no plans ready so far on how to dispose of tonnes of accumulated polythene garbage. Director, rural development, Kashmir, Gazanfar Ali told Kashmir Reader that the department would, for now, store the generated waste […]