Lok Sabha Secretariat bans non-reusable plastic bottles in Parliament complex

Published: Aug 20, 2019, 21:50 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The staff has also been advised to use environment-friendly or biodegradable bags and materials

Lok Sabha Secretariat bans non-reusable plastic bottles in Parliament complex
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On Tuesday, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has banned the use of "non-reusable plastic water bottles and other plastic items" within the Parliament House Complex starting from August 20, 2019. According to a circular, the staff of the secretariat and other allied agencies working in the Parliament House Complex have been asked to comply with the directions.

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The staff has also been advised to use environment-friendly or biodegradable bags and materials. The circular banning use of non-reusable plastic water bottles and other plastic items was issued on Monday and the information was conveyed to the media on Tuesday.

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In his address to the country on the occasion of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to make the country free of single-use plastic. He also suggested that the first big step in this direction should be taken on October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

With inputs from ANI

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