Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding prohibiting use of thread made of nylon for kite flying, 07/08/2020

  • 07/08/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Khalid Ashraf Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/08/2020 regarding enforcement of NGT order of July 11, 2017 prohibiting use of thread made of nylon, synthetic material and/or coated with synthetic substance which is non-biodegradable for kite flying.

The Tribunal noted its adverse impact on wildlife and human health and directed prohibition of manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use of such thread. The direction was to be enforced by the Chief Secretaries of all the States/UTs through the respective District Administration. The Tribunal sought a report about the status of compliance from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Accordingly, CPCB had filed its report on August 4, 2020 mentioning that all the states had given the status of compliance except the states of Assam, Jharkhand, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu and union territories (UT) Daman Diu and Dadar Nagar Haveli.

The NGT directed the CPCB to coordinate with the states/UTs which had not so far stand taken or where compliance was not being ensured. The CPCB was asked to direct the state boards and local bodies to continue to monitor compliance at the ground level.