Raipur family distributes free cloth bags to discourage use of plastic

Updated: Sep 06, 2019, 08:32 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Raipur

Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence day speech, Bairagi family here is distributing home-made cloth bags to everyone they encounter

Members of Bairagi family from Raipur, distribute home-made, eco-friendly, re-usable bags, free of cost to make the city single-use plastic free. Pic/ANI
Members of Bairagi family from Raipur, distribute home-made, eco-friendly, re-usable bags, free of cost to make the city single-use plastic free. Pic/ANI

Chhattisgarh: Inspired by Narendra Modi's speech on Independence Day in which the Prime Minister urged citizens to eliminate the use of single-use plastic, Bairagi family in Chhattisgarh is distributing home-made, free of cost cloth bags to everyone in the area they encounter in the market to discourage the use of plastic. "My wife makes these bags using old clothes like curtains, bed-sheets, shirts, etc. We have distributed hundreds of these bags to people," informed Surendra Bairagi.

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"Plastic causes pollution. It is harmful to human beings as well as animals like cows who end up eating them," he added. His wife Asha stated, "We are inspired by our Prime Minister. If he can think of such a large scale and for the good of all we must contribute what we can to achieve the goal."

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi 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 monthly "Mann Ki Baat" address the Prime Minister had said that the time had come for the citizens to join hands in curbing single-use plastic.

With inputs from ANI

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