Andhra Pradesh bans Chinese ‘manja’

Written by | May 3, 2016 | 0

A.P: The government of Andhra Pradesh has banned Chinese ‘manja’ or the sharp string used to fly kites on Makar Sankranti festival and other occasions.

The action comes following a letter written by the union ministry of environment to the state government about the threat posed by Chinese ‘manja’ to birds.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, which has been campaigning for a total ban on ‘manja’, welcomed the move.

The department of environment, forests, science and technology, through the orders issued a few days ago, banned procuring, stocking, sale and use of ‘manja’, also known as Chinese ‘dor’ (string), made of nylon and coated with finely crushed glass.

It also banned other synthetic (non-biodegradable) threads coated with glass or other harmful substances and likely to cause injury to animals and humans. All the departments have been directed to sensitise people not to use such material.

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