"India is the fastest-growing economy in the world today".
As the globe is observing World Environment Day on Tuesday, several Indian celebrities joined hands in campaigning against single-use plastic.
It said through this initiative, the bank was reconfirming its commitment to playing a leadership role in ensuring environmental sustainability while supporting economic prosperity and social inclusion in Africa.
Stating that trees were essential for the survival of human beings, Collector asked people to plant trees in a big way and help for the protection of environment.
Eradicating plastics pollution begins with small, individual consumer actions such as avoiding single-use plastic products; and with recycling existing plastic products wherever possible.
Sade Nubi, a Senior Environmental Engineer with the Department of Works and Physical Planning, said that the event involved a walk for the environment and a presentation on beating plastic pollution on campus. According to the United Nations, the world uses up to 5 billion plastic bags each year.
The UN said more than 60 countries had introduced bans and levies on single-use plastic items like bags.
This leaves only landfill, oceans and waterways as the resting place for the world's plastic trash, where it takes thousands of years to decompose.
Many organizations have come up for beach-clean up drives at Puri, Chandrabhaga and Gopalpur beaches of Bay of Bengal.
The most-needed step is to educate people in a larger vision of life and re- inculcate a reverence and respect for nature. "How can we reach 500,000 volunteers?" If the present trend continues, plastic in the sea will weigh more than all marine animals combined, with most of the pollution originating in emerging nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America, which do not have appropriate systems to collect and treat it.
A ban on disposable plastics in India's capital New Delhi has had only limited impact "because of poor enforcement", the report said.
Mr Modi said, Government's Make in India campaign has focus on zero defect and zero effect manufacturing which means manufacturing without defect and which does not harm the environment.
More than 73 million toilets have been built across the country, according to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. India has suffered from deadly heat waves and widespread droughts, accentuated by rising temperatures. Common environmental issues include air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity and climate change.
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