Chandigarh’s Administration has banned the sale and use of “maanjha/pakka dori” or “Chinese kite string” for flying kites in the city.
These ‘pakka thread/dori’ or ‘Chinese maanjha/Dori are made of synthetic material, and are non-biodegradable. They tend to cause serious injuries to human beings, and the migratory birds and are equally disadvantageous to the wildlife and environment.”
The District Magistrate says,“Chinese maanjhas’ or such other harmful substances for kite-flying are banned in Chandigarh for 60 days,”
The ban would come into force with immediate effect and would be effective till February 18, 2021. Any breach of the order would invite action.