Joining the fight against the single-use plastic, Assam Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma was seemed
She also directed the shopkeepers not to use single-use plastic. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed the people of the nation not to use single-use plastic and keep the environment clean. It is also our moral duty to keep the environment clean,” Brahma said.
The district administration, the municipal body and different student bodies conducted cleanliness drive to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Marwari Yuva Mancha distributed dustbins among the people.
Unrestrained increase in plastic waste has jeopardized the ecological balance in the world. It has become a major challenge to keep the environment safe, secure and sustainable for the future generation.
It may be mentioned that according to a report published by Environ, a Guwahati-based NGO promoting waste management and sustainable practices, the city generates 37,000 kilograms of plastic waste every day. It is around 12.37 per cent of the entire state’s production. The report also stated that Assam produces around 2.99 lakh kilograms of plastic waste per day which is increasing at an ‘alarming’ rate.