Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 69 on Tuesday. The Prime Minister has visited is in his home state Gujarat to celebrate his 69th birthday. In his address to the people at Kevadia, PM Modi once against pushed for a plastic-free environment.
During his address, PM Modi was spoke about the development and tourism boost in Gujarat. He said that the tourism sector would see a massive boost and that tourists will definitely visit this place. He also said that even Adivasis who grow vegetables, fruits and other crops will equally benefit as the area will also bring in a market. However, PM Modi also asserted that this area should be free of plastic. In addition, he also said that India is collectively working toward getting rid of single-use plastic.
He said in a tweet, "This area has to be protected from plastic. The whole country is trying to get rid of single-use plastic. I am aware that all of you are engaged in this work under the cleanliness drive. For this, our efforts should be faster"
इस क्षेत्र को प्लास्टिक से बचाना है। सिंगल यूज़ प्लास्टिक से मुक्ति के लिए पूरा देश प्रयास कर रहा है। मुझे जानकारी है कि आप सभी स्वच्छता ही सेवा अभियान के तहत इस काम में जुटे हुए हैं। इसके लिए हमारी कोशिशें और तेज़ होनी चाहिए।: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 17, 2019
Talking about the looming issues because of plastic, PM Modi said that the waters, forests and land should be free of plastic.
"Every individual should make a promise to rid the environment of plastic." added PM Modi
This is not the first time that PM Modi has spoken out against the usage of plastic. Earlier in the session of the 14th Conference of Parties (COP Summit) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida, PM Modi had a similar take. In his address he said that plastic waste menace is a form of land degradation. In addition. PM Modi also announced that his government aims at curbing the single-use plastic in the coming years.
We may introduce any number of frame works but real change will always be powered by teamwork on the ground. India saw this in the case of the Swachh Bharat Mission. People from all walks of life took part and ensured sanitation coverage was up from 38% in 2014 to 99% today:PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 9, 2019