NGT bans nylon, synthetic manja

11 Jul 2017

The use of Chinese kite strings, made of nylon or any synthetic material which is non-biodegradable, was today banned with immediate effect by the National Green Tribunal on the grounds that it posed threat to life and the environment.
The green panel directed all state governments to prohibit the "manufacture, sale, storage, purchase and use" of synthetic manja or nylon threads and all other synthetic strings used for flying kites with immediate effect.