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NGT bans glass-coated kite string across country

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Dec 14: The tiol Green Tribul (NGT) on Wednesday imposed a tionwide interim ban on the procurement, sale and use of glass powder-coated ‘manja’ and other dangerous kite strings. An NGT bench headed by Chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order for an interim ban on nylon thread — also called ‘Chinese manja’ — as well as synthetic/cotton thread coated with glass powder or other hazardous compounds until the next hearing on February 1, 2017.
The bench said the glass-coated kite string not only posed a threat to birds, animals and humans but also caused harm to the environment. The order came in response to a petition by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - India, which called for a tionwide ban on all kinds of sharp kite strings. (IANS)

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