Hoshiarpur, August 5
Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa today said efforts were being made to implement ban on single-use plastic but the drive could only succeed with active participation of people.
The minister was addressing a district-level function at Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre, Panjab University, on the issue of discouraging single-use plastic itmes. He was accompanied by Mayor Surinder Kumar Shinda, ADCs Sandeep Singh, Major Dr Amit Mahajan and Darbara Singh.
The minister said due to visionary leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, an awareness campaign had been started on Friday in the entire state by organising functions emphasising prevention of single-use plastic usage. He also mentioned that the state government was diligently performing its responsibility towards the society and the environment. On the occasion, people took an oath to stop using single-use plastic.
He said in future, Hoshiarpur would be transformed into a dump-free city.
Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans made a PPT to inspire people to not use single-use plastic items. He said single-use plastic comprises ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, bags, ice cream and candy sticks, polystyrene i.e. thermocol for decoration, plates, cup, glass, cutlery such as forks, spoons, pipe, films for packing sweet boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packets and plastic less than 100 micron or pvc banners. Jute bags were also distributed among people.
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