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The country of Delhi will be clearly visible on Earth Day. For this, LG VK Saxena has started a campaign “100 days to beat plastic”. On Saturday, he marked this campaign from Bansera Park in Sarai Kale Khan. During the program, a commitment was also made to those present not to use plastic in their daily lives. Also unveiled the campaign’s mascot “Nivaran Dadi”.
An action plan has been drawn up to stimulate alternatives to plastic. LG said there’s no need to discuss the adverse effects of plastic right now. The side effects are known. He said that the people of RWA and Market Association have taken the initiative to make Delhi plastic free. We will certainly succeed in this. Delhi Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, DDA Vice-Chairman Shubhashish Panda, Corporation Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti, environmental activist Ripudaman Belvi popularly known as Plagman and other senior officials attended the occasion.
Plastic is important in the problem of flooding
Delhi faces the problem of flooding every year. Plastic is also largely responsible for this. He called on the RWAs and the Market Traders Association to strongly join this campaign. Delhi is moving towards the goal of zero waste. At present, the company has declared 120 colonies and group housing companies of Delhi as waste-free colonies.
Stop using plastic bags: LG
The lieutenant governor said he wants to make Delhi a beautiful city and more and more efforts are being made to achieve this. The mountains of waste are also declining. Corporate and PWD roads are being cleared. There is still a lot of work left. If we stop taking plastic bags from vegetable vendors, shopkeepers and other people, this problem will automatically stop.
Action plan prepared for the campaign
Delhi emits 11,000 tons of waste every day. About 10 percent of this is plastic waste. As part of this campaign, the company will thoroughly inspect all stores and markets to seize banned single-use plastics. Plogging action with Plogman of India as the brand ambassador of the campaign, distribution of cloth bags, opening of more Vikalp stores, wall art and other installations related to plastic alternatives, awareness and outreach programs to promote the use of plastic for discourage single use.
The company will strategically focus on making markets, parks, hotels and banquets plastic-free within these 100 days. After inspecting each shop, factory, commercial establishment, stickers indicating the SUP free zone will be placed in these areas. Nameplates will be made from plastic waste in the parks. The MCD public health department will amend the permit conditions so that hotels, eateries and restaurants do not use single-use plastic, especially plastic cutlery. An extensive mapping of the shopping center will be made. Schools and universities will strive to make SUP-free campuses.