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Amit Shah urges people to shun single-use plastic at Sankalp Yatra

Highlighting the perils of single-use plastic, the BJP president said it takes nearly 400 years for it to degrade.

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File photo of Home Minister Amit Shah. Photo: PTI
File photo of Home Minister Amit Shah. Photo: PTI

Union Home Minister on Wednesday gave a clarion call to shun single-use plastic and urged citizens to take an initiative to make this a mass movement.

Highlighting the perils of single-use plastic, the BJP president said it takes nearly 400 years for it to degrade.

Addressing a rally at the start of the ‘Sankalp Yatra’ to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Shah said even animals are adversely affected due to single-use plastic. After flagging off the nationwide ‘Sankalp Yatra’, he undertook a foot march for around 500 metres.

First Published: Wed, October 02 2019. 20:44 IST
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