Goel dis­trib­utes cloth bags at Pa­lika

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Sup­port­ing the cen­tral govern­ment’s ban on sin­gle-use plas­tic, for­mer Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel dis­trib­uted cloth bags at Pa­lika Baazar in cen­tral Delhi.

Goel said the city’s youth sup­ported his cam­paign and pledged to con­vince their fam­i­lies to dis­card plas­tic and use cloth bags in­stead.

“PM Naren­dra Modi has made ‘no to plas­tic’ a jan aan­dalon the same way he picked up broom for Swachchh Bharat,” the Ra­jya Sabha MP said.

He cited CPCB re­port that claimed In­dia gen­er­ates ap­prox­i­mately 26,000 tonnes of plas­tic waste daily, of which 43% was sin­gle-use. “Plas­tic not only chokes drains, but is re­spon­si­ble for heavy pol­lu­tion and causes death of an­i­mals and dam­ages the en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

The BJP leader said he would soon involve the pub­lic school as­so­ci­a­tions in the cam­paign and urge them to spread this mes­sage through stu­dents. Goel also ap­pealed LG and chief min­is­ter to help spread PM’s “no to plas­tic” mes­sage through Delhi govern­ment schools. He urged the mo­torists to fol­low the rules to avoid pay­ing heavy fines and called for cre­at­ing aware­ness about traf­fic reg­u­la­tions.

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