Still Can’t Let Go Off Plastic? Take A Cue From Biplab Deb

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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb having lunch in a banana leaf
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb having lunch on a banana leaf

Protecting the environment from the hazards of Single-Use Plastic (SUP) has become a global concern and every now and then, we come across photographs of political leaders sending across the message to shun plastic and use eco-friendly alternatives.

In one such photograph, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb was seen having lunch on a banana leaf and drinking water from a bamboo glass in the traditional way and the photograph received accolades from netizens.

The photograph was shared by Deb on Twitter which he captioned as, “After the Janata Darbar programme at Karbook, Gomti district had lunch with the officials and local people. Today’s lunch was served on banana leaf & water served on bamboo glasses.”

The Chief Minister was seen eating with hands as he enjoyed a wholesome meal of khichdi and labra along with other party workers and officials.

Appreciating the efforts of the organizers, Deb also appealed everyone to stop using SUP and embrace eco-friendly alternatives.    

In Janata Darbar programmes that are held in districts of the state, the Chief Minister interacts with people and listens to their problems and pathos and accordingly instructs remedies.

It may be mentioned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to say no to SUP and has also appealed corporates to phase out SUP.

Photo credit: @BJPBiplab

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