The gardens division of the Nashik Municipal Company (NMC) has directed its contractors and staff to take away the nylon manja caught in timber in its over 500 gardens and parks.
The division has determined to hold out a drive in all of the 31 wards to take away the sharp threads from timber in numerous localities.
The deputy commissioner of NMC, Vijay Mundhe, stated the backyard division regardless of the manpower scarcity, they’d begin eradicating manja on the timber throughout all wards in six divisions of the civic physique in a phased method.
“Through the upkeep works within the metropolis gardens, we are going to take away the nylon manja on the timber throughout its gardens within the metropolis and directions on this connection have been given to the contractors and its staff,” stated Mundhe.
“Aside from this, a drive can be undertaken in phases in all 31 wards. Our staff will take away the string entangled within the timber in a bid to save lots of birds,” stated Mundhe.
“We may also rope in NGOs and social outfits to assist us within the job. We are going to enchantment to folks to tell the civic physique if they arrive throughout such strings dangling from the timber,” added Mundhe
Town NGO, Eco Echo Basis, stated that nylon manja caught within the timber had been a loss of life entice for birds. “Over a time frame, the color of those thread fades and the birds can not spot them. And after they are available in contact with the manja, their our bodies and wings get slashed,” stated Abhijeet Mahale, founder member of the NGO. “This yr, about 30 birds had been injured throughout Makar Sankranti,” he stated.
The fireplace division of the Kolhapur Municipal Company (KMC) has rescued 36 birds and bats injured by nylon manja for the reason that final week of December. “Aside from eradicating the nylon manja from the location whereas rescuing the injured birds or bats, we additionally randomly take away it at any time when it’s noticed,” stated Tanaji Kawale, chief fireplace officer of KMC.
Chetan Kokatnur from Inside Nature, a Kolhapur-based NGO creating consciousness amongst college college students in regards to the risks of nylon manja, stated, “We show experiment to make youngsters conscious in regards to the dangerous results of utilizing nylon manja. We additionally inform authorities to take away the manja from timber and poles, though more often than not it’s tough to identify it specifically when it’s at a peak.”