HYDERABAD: Thousands of plastic consuming water packets had been dropped at Golconda on Saturday, to be distributed amongst devotees at Jagadambika Yellamma Thalli temple on the historic Golconda fort, because the second ‘Bonalu’ puja will probably be celebrated on Sunday.

As part of the federal government’s promise to facilitate consuming water to devotees, 4 truckloads of plastic water packets had been introduced for distribution by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), in a blatant violation of Centre’s air pollution norms.

The new coverage of ban on single use plastic by the Central Pollution Control board got here into power from July 1 and the violators will invite disciplinary motion, a fantastic or a jail or each, underneath Section 15 of the Environmental Protection Act.

Even although that is to facilitate the devotees, the promise of offering consuming water in the course of the pageant of Bonalu, was made a lot earlier than this legislation got here into existence.

There are questions from the folks whether or not the utilization of plastic consuming water packets invitations future trouble to the federal government authorities.

However, most of those consuming water packets, that are disposed after use, will probably be settling within the breaks, creaks or the holes of this fort, which is troublesome to take away.

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