Cotton bags distributed on ghat

VARANASI: To discourage the use of plastic carrybags and promote environment friendly approach, volunteers of Samkalp, a social organisation, distributed cotton bags at Dashashwamedh Ghat and adjoining areas on Tuesday.

The volunteers also took plastic bags from people visiting the ghats and offered them cotton bags for daily use. The distribution of cotton bags was a part of the ‘Save Ganga Campaign’ of the organisation.

It may be mentioned here that people used to dump floral offerings and other articles packed in plastic bags into the Ganga without a thought to its harmful impact on the river.

Besides distributing cotton bags, the volunteers, led by Anil Jain, also tried to convince daily bathers not to pollute the river by using soap or dumping floral garlands, plastic bags and other things they used in religious rituals in the river.

From TOI

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