Chhattisgarh: Inspired by PM Modi, family distributes free home-made cloth bags to discourage use of plastic
Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence day speech in which he urged citizens to eliminate the use of single-use plastic, Bairagi family in Raipur, Chhattisgarh is distributing home-made cloth bags, free of cost, to everyone they encounter in a 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," said Surendra Bairagi.
"Plastic causes pollution. It is harmful to human beings as well as animals like cows who end up eating them," he added.
Surendra's wife Asha said, "We are inspired by our prime minister. If he can think on such a large scale and for the good of all, we must contribute what we can to achieve the goal."
PM 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 too, PM Modi had said that the time had come for the citizens to join hands in curbing single-use plastic.