As the Meghalaya government has started the Plastic Challenge to reduce plastic waste, Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills district, Ram Singh sold nearly 1000 kilograms of shredded plastic to deliver one month of free food grains for 200 children with special abilities.
Singh took to Facebook to share the move and wrote, “Delivered one month of free food grains for 200 children with special abilities from poor family background studying in Montfort Centre, Tura by selling the plastics collected by all localities, school children during Meghalaya Plastic Challenge.”
Also, 1000 kilograms of shredded plastic was sold to road contractor for the ongoing plastic road work in Tura.
Further, Singh showed his gratitude to all the localities, various schools and colleges students, youth of Tura, NSS, MBSG. He also requested the people to continue the monthly cleaning drive in the town and help the needy other than cleaning the environment.
Notably, the Meghalaya Plastic Challenge was launched on September 1st, 2019 by the Conrad Sangma led NPP government to stop plastic use in all government offices, functions and events in the state.
Photo credit: @Ram Singh