New Delhi, Aug 20 : The Lok Sabha Secretariat has banned the use of non-reusable plastic water bottles and other plastic items within the Parliament House Complex with effect from Tuesday.
All officers and staff of the Lok Sabha Secretariat and other allied agencies working in the Parliament House Complex have been asked to comply with the directions and have been further advised to use environmentally friendly/biodegradable bags/materials instead. It may be noted that during his address to the nation on August 15 on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged citizens to abandon the use of single-use plastic and take significant steps to achieve this objective when the nation celebrates the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.
This initiative by the Lok Sabha Secretariat is a step towards the call given by the Prime Minister to make the country free from plastics. (UNI)