Amit Shah urges people to shun single-use plastic

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the launch of 'Sankalp Yatra'  against plastic on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses during the launch of ‘Sankalp Yatra’ against plastic on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday gave a clarion call to shun single-use plastic and urged citizens to take an initiative to make this a mass movement.

Highlighting the perils of single-use plastic, the BJP president said it takes nearly 400 years for it to degrade.

Addressing a rally at the start of the ‘Sankalp Yatra’ to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Shah said even animals are adversely affected due to single-use plastic.

After flagging off the nationwide ‘Sankalp Yatra’, he undertook a foot march for around 500 metres.

(PTI)