At a time when plastic pollution has turned out to be one of the major issues having severe environmental consequences, Majuli district administration has come up with a first-of-its-kind initiative to shun plastic menace.
Amid the green revolution, Majuli has set the perfect example of how to recycle single-use plastic and use it for productivity.
Under the supervision of Majuli Deputy Commissioner, Bikram Kairi, construction of an Anganwadi Kendra with recycled plastic water bottles are underway for three months now. The concrete house built with cement, bricks and recycled plastic bottles at Kakorikota village No 37 has currently become the focus of public attention.
The initiative has been taken by the district administration to take a step against the growing use of plastic, impacting the environment to tackle pollution.
It may be mentioned that in wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for a plastic-free India, the respective district administrations have taken unique initiatives to prevent the use of plastic.
Putting a step forward towards making the district plastic-free, the Sivasagar District Administration introduced ‘Plastic Bank’ in the district on October 18th, 2019. The Bongaigaon district administration last year, banned single-use plastic in all State Government offices with immediate effect. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered a ban on single-use plastic products in the sporting events.
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