Students’ role crucial in preventing plastic pollution: Inderbir Singh Nijjar

Students’ role crucial in preventing plastic pollution: Inderbir Singh Nijjar

Local Government Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar and DC Jaspreet Singh during a district-level awareness campaign against single-use plastic at CT Group of Institutions. Malkiat Singh

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, August 5

Local Government Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar today said students could play a pivotal role in disseminating awareness at grassroots level against single-use plastic, which would further pave a way for meticulous enforcement of ban on the plastic. While chairing a district-level awareness event against single-use plastic (SUP), organised by the district administration here at CT Group of Institutions, the minister said all of us should take a pledge for strict compliance of ban on the plastic in larger public interest as well as for healthy environment.

He emphasised that an example was to be set by ensuring meticulous implementation of ban, which could only be possible with the joint efforts of people to turn these efforts into strong will for this noble cause. He said students could encourage people towards eco-friendly products to change the environment face of the state. He said as per reports 43 per cent of total plastic used was single-use plastic.

Unveils jute bags,eco-friendly totes

The minister, along with other dignitaries, also unveiled the jute bags and eco-friendly totes being prepared by the district administration and the Punjab Pollution Control Board

He said students could encourage people towards eco-friendly products to change the environment face of the state. He said as per reports 43 per cent of total plastic used was single-use plastic

The minister said the state government had also decided to get extra land at the construction site of sewerage treatment plant so that the unit could be extended in time to come as per the futuristic needs. He said water was another precious resources for human life and its wastage should be stopped in wake of our future generations.

The minister handed over cheques worth Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the farmers, who died during the farm protests.

The minister, along with other dignitaries, also unveiled the jute bags and eco-friendly totes being prepared by the district administration and the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

Students namely Sukhbir Singh and Anmol from Government Model Co-Education Senior Secondary Smart School also presented their views on single-use plastics and its adverse affects on human health during the event.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh while giving a presentation urged the people and other stakeholders not to violate the ban as the district administration was set to start a checking drive. He said in case any violation was found, challans would be served accordingly.

Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Devender Singh; AAP leader, Olympian Surinder Singh Sodhi, also spoke on the occasion. Senior environment engineer Sandeep Bahl welcomed the dignitaries besides throwing a light on the drawbacks of SUP. Prominent among those present on the occasion were Kartarpur MLA Balkar Singh, AAP leaders Rajwinder Kaur, Principal Prem Kumar, Jit Lal Bhatti, Ratan Singh Kakar Kalan, Dinesh Dhall, Mangal Singh, MD CT Group Manvir Singh, vice-president Harpreet Singh and students.

#Environment #Pollution #Polythene Ban #Reserve Bank of India RBI #Single Use Plastic Ban

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