complete ban on use of Nylon string for flying kite

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Dec 2016 10:20:04

 

Staff Reporter,

Sale or use of nylon manja could attract a fine of Rs one lakh or imprisonment upto five years

City police have imposed a blanket ban on use of Nylon string (manja) for flying kite within city limits. A press release of Nagpur Police stated that the ban has been imposed under Section 5 of the Environment Protection
Act, 1986.


Nylon string is hazardous for humans, animals and birds. Many citizens sustained grievous injuries and even got killed in recent past due to use of nylon manja in kite flying. Sale or use of nylon manja could attract a fine of Rs one lakh or imprisonment upto five years. Nylon string caught fancy of kite flyers owing to its ability to cut through normal strings used. However, the dangerous implications of the string was soon visible after many a fatalities.


Particularly for birds, the nylon string has been more dangerous as spate of injuries to them were reported in city. After much an hue and cry from environmentalists Government finally issued a GR banning use of nylon string. Though the kite flying activity is on decline, but still around the time of Sankranti many citizens cannot restrict the urge.
The market would often provide nylon string, albeit on the black, but now with police also toughening the stance the sale is likely to decline.