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World Environment Day: Jharkhand will become plastic-free by next year, says Chief Minister Raghubar Das

Ranchi: Jharkhand will become a plastic-free state by 5 June, the World Environment Day, next year, Chief Minister Raghubar Das announced on Tuesday.

File image of Chief Minister Raghubar Das. News18

File image of Chief Minister Raghubar Das. News 18

"By 5 June, 2019, Jharkhand will be plastic free. I appeal to 3.25 crore people of Jharkhand to free Jharkhand from plastic: from office to house to bazaar to village, plastic should not be seen," Das said while addressing a programme on the World Environment Day.

People's movement will begin against the usage of plastic, an official release said quoting him. Stating that plastic takes between 500 to 1,000 years to get absorbed with nature and during this period poisonous gases are emitted from it, Das said plastic recycling plants would be set up in Jharkhand.

He said all power plants should use recycled water. "Jharkhand would move towards green economy by protecting water, forest, land and climate," said Das and added that use of forest produce should be encouraged and a market has to be created from village to the world level for this.

The chief minister said jute would be encouraged in Pakur and Sahibganj districts of the state.

Updated Date: Jun 05, 2018 19:13 PM

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