12 July 2017

NGT imposes nationwide ban on nylon and synthetic manja

NGT imposes nationwide ban on nylon and synthetic manja

The National Green Tribunal banned the use of ‘Chinese’ kite strings, made of nylon or any synthetic material on the grounds that it poses threat to life and environment. The Tribunal directed all state governments to prohibit the “manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use” of synthetic manja or nylon threads and all other synthetic strings used for flying kites with immediate effect.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar ordered the authorities to ban import of any synthetic manja. The judgement came on a plea filed by animal rights body People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and others, contending that ‘manja’ poses a grave threat to humans and animals as every year a number of deaths are caused by it.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Mr. Justice Swatanter Kumar is the Present Chairperson of NGT.
  • The National Green Tribunal has been established on 18.10.2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010.

Source- Business Standard

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