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Civic agencies launch massive drive against single-use plastic

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Civic agencies launch massive drive against single-use plastic

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Civic agencies in Delhi launched a massive awareness campaign on Wednesday to discourage people for using single-use plastic.

NDMC launched a plogging drive on Wednesday for creating awareness to minimise the use of single use plastic. NDMC secretary Rashmi Singh informed that the civic body has launched a citizen's participation movement from September 11th to October 2 in keeping with the clarion call of Prime Minister of India to sensitize people from all walks of life.

A senior NDMC official said that shopkeepers and general public joined the movement. "The NDMC officials interacted with various stakeholders including rag pickers to make them a part of the movement. Wall paintings and nukkar nataks were also organized at Kali Bari Marg carrying the message of harmful effects of single use plastics on the environment," he added.

South Corporation Mayor Sunita Kangra started "Plastic waste shramdaan campaign" from Subhash Nagar ward.

"The six week long campaign started as a part of 150th anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi.

During this campaign large scale citizen engagement activities will be organized for creating awareness through shramdaan, clean and green drives, swachhta pledges and rallies," she said.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of north Corporation Varsha Joshi convened a meeting of all senior officials of the Corporation and directed additional commissioners to rope in some NGOs that can provide fabric bags to replace plastic. Joshi directed the officials that the awareness campaign in any form must continue to involve the public to discourage the use of one time plastic.

 East Delhi Municipal Corporation also launched a campaign "My 10 Kg Plastic Campaign" with an aim to aware people to collect plastic waste and give it to the corporation for proper disposal.  

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