Srinagar: Two officials suspended over use of polythene around Dal lake

Srinagar Taking serious note of use of banned plastic bags on the banks of world famous Dal lake, Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday suspended two officials.

Two officers from Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Lakes and Waterway Development Authority were suspended after Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand during his visit on Tuesday found plastic bags in use around the area.

The ban on polythene had proved successful this summer, he said, adding flouting of rules will not be tolerated.

He called for joint efforts by the administration and people to restore the pristine glory of this world famous water body.

The officials said that they have again launched a campaign against use of polythene and daily quintals of plastic bags are being seized.

The deputy chief minister also inspected the construction of parapets and fencing around the Lake.

Tara Chand also paid a visit to under-construction Habitat Centre at Bemina at a cost of Rs 5.82 crore which will house offices of Architect Organisation, Town Planning and Local Bodies.

From ExpressIndia

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