Govt. plans drive to restrict plastic use

  1. A committee headed by Indian Prime Minister has decided that a major initiative on restricting the use of plastic, eliminating single use plastic and handling of plastic waste will be launched on October 2, 2019
  2. Between September 11 and October 2, the government has planned a plastic use and waste awareness campaign across 4,000 towns and 6 lakh villages.
  3. On October 2, a nationwide ‘shramdaan’ for plastic waste will be organised in all gram panchayats, urban local bodies, schools and highways.
  4. The Committee also decided that a ‘grand function’ will be held at Sabarmati riverfront during which a commemorative coin and postage stamps will be released.
  5. The October 2 campaign will be followed by a larger campaign till Diwali (October 27) on the segregation, transportation and recycling/disposal of waste.