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I only said no single-use plastic, not plastic-free India, clarifies PM

India should develop cost-efficient solution, not only to address problems in India, but also across globe, says Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaks as he hosts a special event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, during the United Nations General Assembly (Photo: PTI)

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today clarified that he was only talking about doing away with single-use plastic, not about making the country plastic-free completely.

AFter landing at Chennai International Airport, the PM said, "This is my first visit to Chennai after being re-elected to office this year. I am grateful for the welcome that I have received today. When I visited the United States of America where I addressed the people there, I learned that Tamil is a rich and diverse language."

"Some people are misinterpreting that I wanted India to be rid of plastic. I did not say so.

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First Published: Sep 30 2019 | 11:52 AM IST

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