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Jalandhar, January 17- Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh has constituted special committees for both rural and urban areas to check the sale of Chinese kite strings to save the valuable lives of people from these dangerous kite strings.

Divulging the details, the DC said that respective SDMs would lead the teams in rural areas with the assistance of members such as area DSPs, Tehsildar/Nayab Tehsildar, Executive Officers of Municipal Councils, EE/SDO from Punjab Pollution Control Board.

Likewise, Joint Commissioner Municipal Corporation Jalandhar would head the committee for urban localities, he said adding superintendent Tehbazari, respective ACPs, Tehsildar/Nayab Tehsildar, EE/SDO from PPCB would assist the officer as committee members.

The DC further mentioned that the committees have been empowered to check the sale of Chinese kite strings in the market and take action if anyone is found selling this prohibited sting.

He also said that the district administration had already issued ban orders concerning the sale of Chinese kite strings under section 144 of CRPC on November 14, 2022, under which storage, sale, and utilization of this sting was declared as prohibited. As the kite flying season has just begun, the administration has taken steps to curb the use of thread.

The DC said that the use of this synthetic/plastic-coated sting is harmful not only for humans but also for birds as many instances of severe injuries were also reported in the past. Therefore, the district administration would take strict measures against the violators of ban orders, he added

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