In his monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’, Prime minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to start a movement to make India plastic-free. While announcing a festival to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2, the PM appealed to the nation to start a mass movement to tackle the menace of plastic. "I appeal to all to celebrate this year’s Gandhi Jayanti by freeing Mother India of plastic," Modi said. This was his third radio broadcast since Modi began his second term in June.
Modi called for efforts to ensure proper collection and storage of plastic to save the environment. Even during his Independence Day address, Modi had urged citizens to eliminate single-use plastic.
In his last address, Prime Minister Modi had spoken about the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2. Modi lauded the Chandrayaan 2 mission for being Indian to the core. "It is a totally swadeshi and home grown mission. We are now eagerly waiting for September, when Lander Vikram & Rover Pragyan will land on lunar surface," the PM had said.
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