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Mann Ki Baat: PM calls for mass movement against single-use plastic from Oct 2


PTI, Aug 25, 2019, 12:53 PM IST

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”.

In his Independence Day address also , 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.

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