Resolve to make India free from single-use plastic, says PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on Mann ki Baat has appealed to the citizens of the country to work together to better the environment and make the country from single-use plastic and lauded the attempts by the people who have undertaken cleanliness drives.

Modi said, “We have to think how garbage gets to the beaches a mountain in the first place; after all, it is one amongst us who leaves the garbage there, we should take a resolve that we will not leave garbage at all.”

He further added, “We should take a vow that we will not litter, this is the first resolve of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. I want to remind you of one more thing which couldn’t be discussed that much because of Corona. We have to make our country free from single-use plastic; this should also be one of the resolutions for 2021.”

PM Modi was addressing the nation on the 72nd edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of the year 2020 on Sunday, which is the last monthly radio programme for the year 2020. In his address, PM Modi mentioned about Pradeep Sangwan from Gurugram who is working on a campaign ‘Healing Himalayas’ since 2016.

Modi said, “He along with his team and volunteers go to different areas of Himalayas and clear the plastic garbage left behind by tourists. He had cleared tonnes of plastic.” Modi also took the example of a Karnataka-based couple working for the environment. He said, “A couple from Karnataka – Anudeep and Miusha got married last month in November. After marriage, many couples go on a trip but decided to clear the garbage on Someshwar Beach of Karnataka. Several others joined him. They collected over 800-kilogram garbage from there.”

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