Rajouri: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad a major anti-polythene drive was carried out from Abdullah bridge to DC office complex.
A team of Wildlife Warden, EO Municipality, Range Officer, FPF and SHO Rajouri headed officials headed by District Social Welfare Officer Mohammed Naseeb raided many shops and other establishments to ensure stoppage of use of banned polythene. The team recovered 2.97 kg of banned polythene and challan the defaulter.
To mention that Government vide SRO 45 dated 3 February 2017 has banned manufacture, stocking, distribution, sale and use of polythene carry bags, plastic sheets or like, cover made of plastic sheet, plastic packaging and multi-layered packing less than 50 microns in thickness within the territorial limits of the State of Jammu of Kashmir.
During the drive DSWO Mohammed Naseeb appealed the public to refrain from using polythene in day to day life and go for eco-friendly alternatives of polythene.