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 […]

Lifting of polythene ban: Govt in contempt of HC?

Lifting of polythene ban: Govt in contempt of HC?

SRINAGAR: Has the government overridden the High Court’s order by allowing use of polythene in Jammu and Kashmir? Yes, say legal experts. Through a service rules order, SRO-45, the forest ministry headed by Chaudhary Lal Singh recently permitted the manufacture, sale and use of polythene above 50 microns. The High Court had earlier issued directions […]

500 kg polythene seized from Jammu City markets

JAMMU: Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Chaudhary Lal Singh along with a team of officers from State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) on Friday raided several markets in Jammu city and seized about 500 kg of banned polythene material. The team led by the Minister carried out surprise checks in different markets including Purani Mandi, […]