The crucial role of students in preventing plastic pollution : Inderbir Singh Nijjar : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Jalandhar, August 5

Local Government Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar today said students could play a pivotal role in raising local awareness against single-use plastic, which would further pave the way for careful enforcement of the ban plastic. While presiding over a district-level awareness event against single-use plastic (SUP), organized by the district administration here at the CT Group of Institutions, the Minister said that we should all pledge to strictly adhere to the plastic ban in wider audience. interest as well as for a healthy environment.

He stressed that an example should be set by ensuring meticulous implementation of the ban, which could only be possible with people’s joint efforts to turn those efforts into a strong will for this noble cause. He said students could encourage people to adopt eco-friendly products to change the environmental face of the state. He said that according to reports, 43% of the total plastic used was single-use plastic.

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The minister, along with other dignitaries, also unveiled the jute bags and eco-friendly bins being prepared by the district administration and the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

He said students could encourage people to adopt eco-friendly products to change the environmental face of the state. He said that according to reports, 43% of the total plastic used was single-use plastic

The minister said the state government has also decided to secure additional land at the construction site of the sewage treatment plant so that the unit can be expanded in time to meet future needs. He said that water is another precious resource for human life and its waste should be stopped in the wake of our future generations.

The minister handed over checks worth Rs 5 lakh each to close relatives of the farmers, who died during the agricultural protests.

The minister, along with other dignitaries, also unveiled the jute bags and eco-bags being prepared by the district administration and the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

The students namely Sukhbir Singh and Anmol from Government Model Co-Education Senior Secondary Smart School also presented their views on single-use plastics and their adverse effects on human health during the event.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh, during a presentation, urged people and other stakeholders not to violate the ban as the district administration was about to launch a verification campaign. He said that in case a violation is found, the challans will be served accordingly.

Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Devender Singh; AAP leader, Olympian Surinder Singh Sodhi also spoke on the occasion. Senior Environmental Engineer Sandeep Bahl greeted the dignitaries in addition to highlighting the downsides of SUPs. Among those present at the occasion were MP Balkar Singh of Kartarpur, AAP Leaders Rajwinder Kaur, Principal Prem Kumar, Jit Lal Bhatti, Ratan Singh Kakar Kalan, Dinesh Dhall, Mangal Singh, MD CT Group, among others Manvir Singh, Vice President Harpreet Singh and students. .

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