SME Times News Bureau | 16 Aug, 2019
Union Minister of
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar, who is in Sao Paulo,
Brazil to attend the Ministerial meetings of BRICS and BASIC countries, said
that with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has renewed his appeal to the people, in
his Independence Day speech, to make India free of one time use plastics.
response to Prime Minister's call on India’s 73rd Independence day,
to make India free of single use plastics, a massive public campaign will be
launched engaging all stakeholders. In this regard a series of meetings will be
held with all stakeholders including state governments to chalk out a concrete
plan to make it a people's campaign to realise the ultimate target," Javadekar
said this while addressing a gathering to celebrate 73rd Independence Day at a
function organised by the Indian Consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
in a tweet message the Minister said : "PM @narendramodi today called for
a campaign to make India free of single use plastics. Let us all strive
together to make it happen".
upon the key highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech from the
ramparts of Red Fort today, Mr Javadekar said the Prime Minister while laying
out the vision for the next 5 years, highlighted how the first 75 days of the
present government was highly productive and several historic decisions like on
Triple Talaq, Jammu & Kashmir and on many other issues were taken.
Minister has given a strong message -- in the last five years the Government tried
to meet the necessities of the people, but now will strive to meet the
aspirations of the people," the Minister said adding further that ,”PM in
his speech has laid a roadmap for 5 years.... I am sure under his dynamic
leadership India would become a 5 trillion dollar economy sooner than later,"
have now achieved ‘One Nation, One Constitution’; we had already achieved ‘One
Nation, One Grid’. Now people should debate on ‘One Nation, One election’, he
Prime Minister has also announced large scale infrastructure development plans
with an investment of Rs 100 lakh crore in Road, Rail, Airport, Port, Waterways
and other infrastructure, he said.
listing out achievements of the government, the Prime Minister also discussed
about ever-increasing population in India and the need to check it through
public participation” Javadekar said addressing the gathering comprising of
Indian diaspora, NRIs and eminent citizens of Brazil.