SRINAGAR – The anti polythene squad of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Tuesday organized a joint rally with the students of Khalsa School Srinagar against the polythene menace in the city.
According to a SMC handout, the rally was taken out in ward no 29 under the supervision of Chief Sanitation Officer Manzoor Ahmed Turray, which started from Magarmal Bagh and marched towards all the areas falling within ward no 29.
Buses, autos and other private vehicles were checked by students along with the anti polythene officials during the drive. The drive was aimed at educating the general public about the ill effects of polythene both on human life and the environment, the statement added.
Similar drives/awareness campaigns were launched in different wards under the supervision of the concerned ward officers along with distribution of pamphlets among shopkeepers, passengers, pedestrians and the general public stressing upon them to boycott polythene completely, the statement added.
Arround 300kg of banned polythene was recovered from the offenders during the multiple drives from the various wards, the statement read.
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