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In Mathura, PM Modi Sets Deadline Against Single-Use Plastic, Launches Animal Welfare Schemes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Who Is On A Mission To Eradicate Single-use Plastic Waste From The Country On Wednesday Said We Need To Make Efforts To Rid Our Homes, Offices, And Workplaces Of Single-use Plastic By 2nd October

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 11 Sep 2019, 01:34:56 PM
India would put an end an to single-use plastic use in the coming years: PM Modi

India would put an end an to single-use plastic use in the coming years: PM Modi

highlights

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the wanton use of plastic posed a hazard to the environment.
  • The prime minister sat on the ground with women who pick plastic from garbage.
  • The programme also aims at vaccinating 36 million female bovine calves annually.

New Delhi:

Asking people to shun single use plastic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the wanton use of plastic posed a hazard to the environment and had led to livestock and fish being killed. Modi was addressing a gathering here after joining women in segregating plastic from waste at the ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ programme.

The prime minister sat on the ground with women who pick plastic from garbage and helped them out in sorting plastic from waste to drive home a powerful message in his mission to end single-use plastic.

Modi, who is on a day’s visit to this Uttar Pradesh town, launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating foot and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis in livestock.

With 100 per cent funding from the Central government till 2024, the Rs 12,652 crore programme aims at vaccinating over 500 million livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the FMD.

The programme also aims at vaccinating 36 million female bovine calves annually in its fight against Brucellosis disease.

On Monday at a United Nations conference, the Prime Minister had said, "My government has announced that India would put an end to single-use plastics in the coming years. We are committed to the development of environment-friendly substitutes and also an efficient plastic collection and disposal method."

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First Published : 11 Sep 2019, 01:34:56 PM