Various events were held on Gandhi Jayanti by different organisations pledging to boycott single use plastic and polythene. The Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik also distributed cloth bags made by a women’s group.
Wife of a hotelier, Somna Gupta, started stitching cloth bags six months ago and on finding many takers for the bags she engaged other women in her locality and on Gandhi Jayanti the bags were distributed to the people in Shivaliknagar area and
Kaushik appreciated the initiative stating that if all people start carrying cloth bags while going for shopping, India can become polythene free and the drastic problem of solid waste can be solved.
Ranipur MLA Aadesh Chauhan stressed on the need to return to old customs which are also environment friendly.
In the morning SIIDCUL Industrial Association held a cleanliness drive. The local municipality chairman Rajiv Sharma distributed cloth bags to all the volunteers.
Thursday, 03 October 2019 | PNS | Haridwar
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