Eco Friendly Jute Bag initiative launched in Delhi

The Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar launching the eco-friendly jute carrybags at Mother Dairy outlets in Delhi-NCR, at a function, in New Delhi on April 19, 2016. The Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Ms. Rashmi Verma is also seen.

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It is well-known that the indiscriminate use of polythene bags is one contributor to the pollution problem in the national capital. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has on multiple occasions, tried to ban use of plastic carry bags in Delhi. However, we find these plastic carry bags continue to be used commonly.

Residents of Delhi now have a choice and can themselves restrict use of plastic bags by using eco-friendly, biodegradable and low-cost jute bags.  Mother Dairy, National Jute Board (NJB) and Birds Jute & Exports Ltd. (BJEL) have joined hands in this green venture, to provide attractive, low cost jute bags at the thousand-odd booths of Mother Dairy/Safal in Delhi – NCR.

The venture is promoted by NJB, bags are manufactured by BJEL and supplied to Mother Dairy for distribution at its booths. The formal launch of the scheme has been done today i.e. 19th April 2016, by the Union Textiles Minister Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar.