Nagercoil: Anti-plastic campaign launched

Minister and Collector distribute paper bags to people

Nagercoil: Tourism Minister N. Suresh Rajan released a logo in connection with creating awareness among the people on avoiding the use of plastic items on Tuesday. The title of the logo released was ‘Avoid the use of plastic’ in Kanyakumari district.

Both the Minister and Collector Rajendra Ratnoo distributed the paper bags to those who attended the function.

The Collector said that resolution was passed in local bodies through out the district not to use plastic items. This would be published in the Government Gazette on March 15. The aim of releasing the logo was to create awareness among the people not to use non-degradable plastic items, re-cycling of non-degradable plastic items as fuel in cement factory at Tirunelveli. He also sought the cooperation of people, members from various self-help groups, and representatives from local bodies for the successful implementation of this scheme.

Later the Tourism Minister, N. Suresh Rajan, Collector, Rajendra Ratnoo, MP J. Helen Davidson, distributed paper bags in shops in and around collectorate.

From THE HINDU

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