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PM Modi Reiterates Need to End Single-use Plastic, Pitches for October 2 Deadline in Mann ki Baat

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Last Updated: August 25, 2019, 12:18 IST

PM Modi Reiterates Need to End Single-use Plastic, Pitches for October 2 Deadline in Mann ki Baat

In his Independence Day address too, Modi had urged citizens to eliminate single-use plastic and suggested that shopkeepers provide eco-friendly bags to customers.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for launching a "new mass movement" against single-use plastic from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

In his monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat', the Prime Minister said when the country observes the 150 birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, "we will launch a new mass movement against use of plastic". He also called for efforts to ensure proper collection and storage of plastic to save the environment.

In his Independence Day address too, Modi had urged citizens to eliminate single-use plastic and suggested that shopkeepers provide eco-friendly bags to customers. His push against single-use plastic is being seen as an effort to prevent environmental degradation.

first published:August 25, 2019, 12:18 IST
last updated:August 25, 2019, 12:18 IST