Srinagar: A Jammu and Kashmir Assembly committee on Tuesday recommended a complete ban on the use of polythene throughout the state.

"Detailed discussion was held on the use of polythene and the committee stressed on a complete ban on the use of polythene in every nook and corner of the state," a state government spokesman said after a meeting of the committee here.

The use of polythene is already banned in Srinagar and many tourist resorts of the state.

The committee on environment, which met under the chairmanship of MY Tarigami, discussed various issues related to the adoption of eco-friendly measures.

The panel suggested that the district administration should formulate action plans for conservation of wet lands, forests and springs in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

It suggested that all Deputy Commissioners must act as nodal officers for safeguarding the environment at all levels.

The committee suggested that awareness programmes and seminars involving environment experts, Panchayati Raj Institutions and senior citizens should be organized to create awareness among the people.


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