Left Menu
Development News Edition

Will launch campaign against single-use plastic: Javadekar

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 15-08-2019 21:37 IST | Created: 15-08-2019 21:37 IST
Will launch campaign against single-use plastic: Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday announced that a massive campaign will be launched to make India free of single-use plastic. Javadekar made this announcement at Sau Paulo in Brazil, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on Thursday urged people to shun single-use plastic and encouraged the use of jute and cloth bags to protect the environment.

Addressing a gathering during an Independence Day function organised by the Indian consulate in Sao Paulo, Javadekar, who holds the charge of Environment Ministry, said,"In response to Prime Minister's call on India's 73rd Independence Day, a massive public campaign will be launched engaging all stakeholders." In this regard, a series of meetings will be held with all stakeholders, including state governments, to chalk out a concrete plan to make it a people's campaign, Javadekar was quoted in an official statement issued by the Environment Ministry here in the national capital.

Talking about Modi's speech, Javadekar said the Prime Minister had laid out the vision for the next five years and highlighted the first 75 days of the present government, which, according to him, were highly productive with historic decisions on the triple talaq and Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. "Prime Minister in his speech has laid a roadmap for five years. I am sure under his dynamic leadership, India would become a 5-trillion dollar economy sooner than later," the statement said quoting Javadekar, who is in Brazil to attend the ministerial meetings of the BRICS and BASIC countries.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

5G will be the key driving force for COVID-19 recovery: Here's how?

... ...

Canada’s COVID-19 pitfalls highlight need for integrated health information system

In the globalized world of today where outbreaks can spread far and wide within a matter of days, a global-level integrated health information system is ideal but Canadas provincial barriers show that the country lags much behind in deployi...

Pandemic must be impetus, not obstacle, for clean water access

To make matters worse, there are suspicions that the inadequacy of wastewater treatment methods in California, the rest of the USA, and indeed around the world may help to propagate the disease even more widely. ...

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...

Videos

Latest News

Israeli hospital trials super-quick saliva test for COVID-19

A newly developed saliva test aims to determine in less than a second whether or not you are infected with the novel coronavirus, Israels largest medical center said on Thursday. Patients rinse their mouth with a saline wash and spit into a...

Insurance policies extremely important in times of COVID-19: HC

The Delhi High Court Thursday said timely issuance of insurance policies is extremely important, especially for members of the legal fraternity, in times of COVID-19 pandemic. The high court made the observation on being informed that all t...

Novavax ties up with SK bioscience to boost supply of potential COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax Inc said on Thursday South Koreas SK bioscience would manufacture a component of the U.S. drug developers experimental coronavirus vaccine in a bid to boost its supply.Shares of Maryland-based Novavax rose nearly 7 in morning trade....

German investigators appeal for help finding tech executive

German investigators are appealing for the publics help in tracking down the former chief operating officer of bankrupt payment company Wirecard who is facing allegations of fraud and other charges. Federal police issued a wanted poster lat...

Give Feedback