Telangana State government has banned Chinese Manja to protect the birds to make sankranthi cruelty free festival.
Procuring, stocking, sale and use of nylon manja is banned on the eve of Sankranthi
With the recommendations of Telangana Forest Department and Telangana State Biodiversity Board , under section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, the government banned the chinese manja.
This Nylon manja has harmful glass-coated material which left birds injured and humans . Even leftover manja on trees, poles and rooftops after Sankranti , pose treat.