PM Modi Picks Plastic From Waste Along With Garbage Workers

PM Modi Picks Plastic From Waste Along With Garbage Workers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh for an event, sat with women who pick plastic from garbage and helped them out on Wednesday. The images of PM Modi sitting on the ground with women and sorting plastic from waste made for a powerful message in his mission to end single-use plastic.

Some 25 garbage workers met PM Modi as part of the "Swachhta Hi Seva" programme.

The women stood with piles of garbage wore masks and gloves. They responded to PM Modi's questions about garbage usually generated from households and the amount of plastic in them. The women were also awarded for their work.

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In an attempt to demonstrate the importance of ending the use of plastic, PM Modi was seen helping women in segregating garbage.

PM, on Monday at a United Nations conference, had referred to India's resolve to end single-use plastics and urged other nations to embrace it.

"My government has announced that India would put an end to single-use plastics in the coming years. We are committed to the development of environmentally-friendly substitutes and also an efficient plastic collection and disposal method," said the Prime Minister.

Narendra Modi led centre government has pledged to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022.

The government, as part of the effort, is likely to put out descriptors of what constitutes single-use plastic.

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