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CMC bans Chinese Manja thread for kite flying ahead of Makar Sankranti

13/01/2021 at 4:22 PM

Cuttack, Jan 13: The Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has banned the use of Chinese Manja thread for kite flying on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on January 14 in the city.

“On the occasion of Makar Sankranti it is hereby ordered that there will be complete ban on the use of Chinese Manja, glass embossed strings, which are responsible for injuries and deaths of humans and thousands of birds during flying of kites,” said an order issued by the CMC on Tuesday.

The CMC further informed that the civic body has formed three teams under the direct supervision of Deputy Commissioner (Enforcement) Dr Abinash Rout to enforce the ban on the sale and use of banned items like Chinese Manja, glass embossed strings in the silver city.

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