Kerala High Court Bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Thottathil Radhakrishnan and Justice Anu Sivaraman has in a public interest litigation, filed by Kerala River Protection Council has issued a interim direction, banning the burning of the plastic and rubber waste in public places taking into consideration the instances of growing air –pollution and health problems ,caused by burning of such waste.
The court has also directed the Mayors of the City Corporations in the State, as well as the State Police Chief to curve out suitable procedures, to prevent the burning of the above articles. The Local Self Government Institutions, were also directed to take necessary measures from their part, in implementing the order.
Though a plea was made to ban the use of plastic bags, the court has adjourned the matter, for detailed hearing in this regard.
By – Spandana Nagesh