Haryana, September 6: The District administration of Rohtak has bought around 4,000 earthen pots to store drinking water and reduce the use of plastic containers, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to the city, on September 8. PM Narendra Modi Thanks Aamir Khan for Extending His Support to the Single-Use Plastic Ban Initiative - Read Tweet.
PM's visit comes ahead of the October Assembly elections in the state. The Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech had urged citizens to eliminate the use of single-use plastic, besides suggesting that shopkeepers should provide eco-friendly bags to customers. In his Independence Day speech, Modi also spoke about launching a new mass movement against single-use plastic from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
In his monthly "Mann Ki Baat" address too, Modi had said that the time had come for the citizens to join hands in curbing single-use plastic.
Check ANI update:
Haryana: District administration of Rohtak has bought around 4,000 earthen pots to store drinking water and reduce use of plastic containers, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to the city, on 8th September. pic.twitter.com/EWOVRWAZQa
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Rajiv Jain, media advisor to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar as quoted in an ANI report said, "Use of plastic is harmful to humans and the environment. Several lakhs of people will be participating at the PM's rally. These earthen pots have been arranged for them. We have bought these pots from Rohtak and nearby districts."