New Delhi: From the ramparts of Red Fort, while addressing the nation on the 73rd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick-started his new campaign under Clean India mission – ‘Say No To Plastic’. He said, “”During my 2014 speech, I spoke about cleanliness. It became a movement in the country and the common man took it up with gusto. Today, I have another request. By October 2, on the birth anniversary of Dear Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi), I want to urge the citizen to give up single-use plastic.”

Later, during his weekly programme, Mann Ki Baat, he took his appeal of a plastic-free India forward and asked every individual to be a part of this new revolution against plastic and celebrate October 2 by not just giving Mahatma Gandhi an open defecation free India but also lay the foundation of a new campaign against plastic waste.

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This recent appeal by PM Modi has caught many Bollywood celebs attention. Thanking PM Modi for the beginning of plastic-free India, Actor Aamir Khan said,

The initiative by the Hon’ble PM @narendramodi to curb ‘single use plastic’ is an effort all of us should strongly support. It’s up to each of us to make sure we stop using ‘single use plastic’.

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Actor Ayushmann Khurrana said,

Climate change is real and all of us should ensure we do our bit to protect the environment. Thank you Prime Minister @narendramodi ji on urging people to eliminate ‘single-use plastic’.

Film Maker Karan Johar adds,

The initiative by our honourable Prime minister @narendramodi to eliminate the usage of “single use plastic” is formidable and as citizens of not just our incredible nation but also of the world we have to support this extremely important cause ….our environment defines us…..

Alia Bhatt’s mother and actress Soni Razdan shared Karan Johar’s post and said, “Yes indeed.”

Actor Anil Kapoor said PM Modi’s Plastic Free India movement is a step towards a cleaner, healthier & brighter future. He adds,

The initiative by our Honourable PM @narendramodi ji to curb ‘single use plastic’ is a step towards a cleaner, healthier & brighter future. Let’s please work together to preserve & protect our environment. Please stop using single use plastic!

Actor Bhumi Pednekar appealing people to stop the use of single-use-plastic said,

What we only use for a while lasts forever! We need to stop the use of single-use plastic.

Actor and Sustainable Development Goals Advocate by UN Environment Dia Mirza questioning if the plastic industry can be encouraged to do better said,

Maharashtra was the 21st state in #India to ban single use plastic. We know ‘bans’ don’t work. Because implementation is short lived. But People are refusing #SingleUsePlastics Can the plastic industry be encouraged to do better? @narendramodi.

As per the recent developments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is leading efforts to scrap such plastics by 2022, is set to launch the campaign with a ban on as many as six items on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a leading news agency Reuters quotes.
It is expected that the Centre is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups, straws to name a few on October 2.

Also Read: Say No To Plastics: Air India To Ban Single-Use Plastics On All Their Flights From October 2

Sharing the details with the Union Cabinet in the council of ministers’ meeting, Secretary Drinking Water and Sanitation Parameswaran Iyer also informed that the Plastic Free India campaign will be held in three phases in the country – In the first phase, a nationwide awareness campaign will be held across the country. In the second phase various government agencies will collect single-use plastic items, and in the last phase accumulated items will be recycled.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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