Prime Minister Modi urges world to ban single-use plastic at UN Meet

Noida | Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated about his stand on imposing a ban on single-use plastic and uged the world to carry out the same.

Speaking at a UN climate change crisis meeting in Greater Noida, he said, “Time has come for even the world to say goodbye to single-use plastic”.

The Prime Minister also said human empowerment was linked to the battle against climate change and called on world leaders to recognise that people had to work together in order to effect change.

“We may introduce any number of frameworks but real change will always be powered by teamwork on the ground,” the PM Modi said.

The Centre is all set to ban single-use plastic, whose announcement will be carried out by PM Modi on October 2.

The ban is expected to reduce India’s annual consumption of plastic – an estimated 14 million tonnes – by about five per cent.

“India saw this in the case of the Swachh Bharat Mission. People from all walks of life took part and ensured sanitation coverage was up from 38% in 2014 to 99% today”, he said.

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