In wake of damage to the state’s fragile environs, government has imposed a ban on use of polythene bags in Jammu and Kashmir.

The expansion of cities, demand for energy and water crisis, overall environmental conservation is a cause of concern for all the stakeholders.

Many tourists visiting Himalayan states like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh dump solid waste and other garbage, creating problems for the local environment, Lok Sabha was informed today.