PM calls for ‘revolution’ against single-use plastic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged Indians to launch “a new revolution” to banish single-use plastic so that environment is protected.

“This year, when we celebrate Bapu’s 150th birth anniversary, we shall not only dedicate to him an India that is Open Defecation Free, but shall also lay the foundation of a new revolution against plastic, by people themselves, throughout the country,” he said in his monthly Mann ki Baat radio address.

“Let us celebrate Gandhi Jayanti this year as a mark of plastic-free Mother India. Let us celebrate October 2 as a special day,” he said.

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