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Jharkhand to become plastic-free by next Env Day: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

would become a plastic-free state by June 5, the World Day, next year, announced here today.

"By June 5, 2019, will be plastic free. I appeal to 3.25 crore people of to free Jharkhand from plastic---from office to house to bazaar to village, plastic should not be seen," Das said while addressing a programme on the World Day.

People's movement will begin against the usage of plastic, an official release said quoting him.

Stating that plastic takes between 500 to 1000 years to get absorbed with nature and during this period poisonous gases are emitted from it, Das said plastic recycling plants would be set up in Jharkhand.

He said all power plants should use recycled water.

Jharkhand would move towards green economy by protecting water, forest, land and climate, Das said and added that use of forest produce should be encouraged and a market has to be created from village to the world level for this.

The said jute would be encouraged in Pakur and Sahibganj districts of the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 05 2018. 18:45 IST
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