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NGT asks candidates to use eco-friendly material to canvass in bar polls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today directed the candidates contesting the elections to use only eco-friendly materials for purposes.

A bench headed by Justice passed the direction after a plea sought prohibition of the use of paper posters and pamphlets for in the upcoming elections.

The green panel disposed of the petition and asked the contesting candidates to abide by the code of conduct issued by the

The high court code of conduct states that "no printing material, hoardings, banners, stickers of any nature whatsoever would be permitted in and around the high court premises in particular on the Sher Shah Suri road".

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by the of the NGT seeking prohibition on the use of paper posters and pamphlets for or campaigning by the candidates.

The elections of the bar council are scheduled to be held on March 16 and 17 at the premises.

The plea had asked for a direction to ensure that the polls are conducted and completed without degrading the environment by adopting alternative environmental-friendly modes of campaigning with recyclable material.

A group of lawyers had earlier approached the Supreme Court, seeking its approval for having more venues for the polling instead of only the high court premises.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 18:45 IST