Chennai, Sep 15 : Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Arjun Ram Meghwal on Sunday called upon the IIT-Madras to invent alternates for use by people in their daily life in the wake of ban on Single Use Plastic.
Inaugurating the two-Day ‘IIT Madras-Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Technology Conclave’ and exhibition to work towards ‘Vision New India 2022--Development through Technology for All' at IIT-M Research Park here, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for banning Single-Use Plastic.
''IIT Madras has to invent alternates, which if available, people can use easily in their daily life,” he added. Stating that everybody should take oath that at least for one day in a week, they would not use Single-Use Plastic, Mr Meghwal said India was one of the signatories of the Paris Agreement. ''We have to protect the environment, reduce the carbon emission and we have to take suo motu action in this direction'', he added.
“The Governments of Sikkim and Madhya Pradesh have created Happiness Ministries. How we can increase happiness in society? We have to collaborate and use the technology of IIT-Madras, which has invented many things that I saw in the exhibition being held as part of this event,” Mr Meghwal said. (UNI)