PM Modi wrote a thank you: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday signed a thank you note to star Aamir Khan.
Who a day ahead had approved the PM’s action to ban single-use plastic.
Discussing his monthly radio show ‘Mann ki Baat’, the PM had urged people to kick start a new change against plastic from October 2,
The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Follow request plastic-free India made his Independence Day speech earlier month.
PM Modi wrote a thank you “Thank you @aamir_khan for the invaluable support to the movement to reduce the usage of single-use plastic. Your supportive words will encourage others to increase the movement as well,” the Prime Minister tweeted on Wednesday.
Earlier, on Tuesday, the star had completely backed the action saying, “The initiative by the Hon’ble PM @narendramodi to curb ‘single-use plastic’ is an effort all of us should actively support. It’s up to each of us to create sure we stop using ‘single-use plastic’.”
According to a 2018 report of the Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar 15,000 tonnes of plastic, trash is generated every day in India.
9000-tonnes are collected and reused, but 6,000 tonnes of plastic waste continues littered.
This littered plastic gets its way into rivers, oceans and ground soil, contaminating the environment, hindering regeneration of plants, checking drains and canals and defeating the ecosystems.
In a clean-up campaign in 2018 of 12 Himalayan states, volunteers picked up about 4-lakh pieces of plastic waste in a 2-hour operation on May-26 in a battle against plastic pollution over Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur and Assam.
More than 2.50 lakh (62.67%) waste items covered wrappers of chips, candies, chewing gums and tobacco products. Experts say such covers, which are classified as multi-layered plastic, can’t be recycled and are not bio-degradable.