Adviser holds meeting to make Chandigarh Plastic Free
The Voice of Chandigarh News: Photo T S Bedi
A meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Adviser to the Administrator, Manoj Parida to make Chandigarh plastic free.
Senior officials of all the allied departments attended the meeting to participate in this massive drive that has begun on the national level. Prime Minister appealed to all the citizens to make India free from single use of plastic. As a part of 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, a state level citizen participation will be encouraged to begin Swachhta hi Seva plastic free India campaign.
All the departments have shown keen interest in joining hands to participate and extend their support in making Chandigarh plastic free. Serious steps will be taken to create awareness among the residents of the city to stop the use of single use plastic for a safe and healthy environment.
The activities will be carried out in 3 phases
1. Phase 1- from 11 September to 1st October – preparation and awareness generation
2. Phase 2- 2 october 2019- Shramdaan as mass movement
3. Phase 3- 3-27 October 2019- Recycle, disposal of collected plastic waste
Markets, areas where single use plastic is used in various forms will be targeted at the initial level and sensitization will be carried out at a large scale. Officials of major departments and institutions like PGIMER, PEC have also raised some concerns and given impressive solutions to deal with this issue