Guwahati : While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken an initiative to scrap such plastics by 2022 in India, the Meghalaya government has also started a green campaign against the use of plastics in the state.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Saturday launched the 'Shillong, My Passion' – a green campaign at a function held at Cleve Colony in Meghalaya's capital city Shillong.
'Shillong My Passion' is a community driven initiative for a cleaner and greener environment.
Several organisations, students, civil society groups, individuals took participate in the green campaign.
The Meghalaya Chief Minister said that, the 'Shillong My Passion' will provide a common platform for citizens to connect to the cause of a cleaner environment in the state.
"Plastic is one of the biggest problem, facing the country and the world. It is very important that, single-use plastics must be banned immediately. We should completely stop to use of plastic whatever it possible. In my office, there is no plastic bottle, we avoid plastic files. So therefore in our day to day life, I urge and encourage all the citizens of state to not use plastics," Conrad Sangma said.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)