High Court bans plastics in Sabarimala

The Kerala High Court has directed banning of plastic at Sabarimala, the abode of Lord Ayyappa.

According to a press release, the High Court directed the Kerala State Pollution Control Board to take action to prohibit the use of plastic materials at Sabarimala and other areas connected with pilgrimage during the festival season so as to prevent the environmental pollution in the area.

The court also requested the Travancore Devasom Board, Police Department and concerned local self-government bodies to ensure compliance of the aforesaid ban, it said.