Union Minister Subhas Sarkar calls on authorities to release plastic from Gulmarg by the next Gandhi Jayanti
Srinagar, October 2 (PTI) Union Minister of State for Education Subhas Sarkar on Saturday set a one-year goal to achieve a 100% plastic-free Gulmarg, which is a tourist resort, in the Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir.
As part of the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, the Union Minister went to Gulmarg where he led a cleanliness campaign on the occasion of the 152nd anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.
The campaign was launched by the school education directorate, Kashmir.
Emphasizing the virtues of cleanliness, the Minister said that Gandhi has always regarded cleanliness as an integral part of the development of a healthy and civilized society.
He urged parents and teachers to instill the habit of maintaining good hygiene in children from a young age.
Stressing the need for effective methods for solid waste management, he said the government is trying to find various scientific methods to solve the problem.
The minister also called on the authorities to achieve the goal of 100% plastic-free Gulmarg until the next Gandhi Jayanti in 2022.
Sarkar also inspected various stalls of the Khadi and Village Industries Council.
On this occasion, he said that the central government is committed to boosting and developing the embroidery industry of Jammu and Kashmir around the world and that several initiatives in this regard are being taken.
Sarkar is visiting Baramulla as part of the Centre’s special outreach program which aims to elicit public comment from different sections of society in addition to carrying out development activities in the region. PTI BLU
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