Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded ‘individuals’s participation’ within the Swacch Bharat Mission for using material luggage as a substitute of polythene in varied cities of the nation and stated that the collective efforts strengthen the spirit of individuals’s participation within the nation.
Addressing the 86th version of Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi stated, “I came across an inspirational effort in Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. The youth here are running a campaign ‘Mission beat plastic’ in Ranthambore. Plastic and polythenes have been removed from the forests of Ranthambore. Such collective efforts strengthen the spirit of people’s participation in the country and when there is people’s participation, we can accomplish the most challenging goals.”
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Lauding the efforts of the native individuals of Visakhapatnam towards the single-use plastic with an intention to maintain the atmosphere clear as a part of the cleanliness drive, PM Modi stated that material luggage are being promoted over the polythene luggage within the metropolis.
“In Visakhapatnam, under Swacch Bharat Mission, cloth bags are being promoted over polythene bags. Locals are also running a campaign against single-use plastic to keep the environment clean. They are also creating awareness about segregating waste at home,” he stated.
“Students of Mumbai’s Somaiya College have also made beautification a part of their cleanliness drive. They decorated the wall of Kalyan Railway station with beautiful paintings,” PM Modi added.
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The Prime Minister additionally talked about the ‘Jal Thal’ Mission in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar and stated that the youth have been made ‘water ambassadors’ to unfold consciousness in regards to the restoration initiatives.
“Many transformational changes have been driven by people’s movement in the society. Mission ‘Jal Thal’ is one such drive in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar. This is an innovative effort to clean and restore Srinagar’s lakes and water bodies. Mission Jal Thal focused on Kaushal Sar and Gil Sar. Along with the people’s participation, technology is also being used,” he stated.
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“A campaign is also underway to remove the plastic waste and clean garbage. In the second phase of the mission, old water channels and 19 springs that feed lakes were targeted for restoration. To spread awareness about the restoration project, locals including youth were made ‘water ambassadors’. Now the local people are happy to see an increasing number of migratory birds,” PM Modi added.