With the clarion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban single use plastic from October 2 last, steps are being taken at the local levels to replace plastic.
Union minister of state for sports and youth affairs (independent charge) Kiren Rijiju recently shared a video in his Twitter handle giving a perfect example to this.
Rijiju took to his Twitter and shared a video with the caption:
‘PM Narendra Modi has told us not to use plastics so we are using local leaves because plastics are no more available.’
While explaining the video, he wrote:
‘A local meat vendor at remote Tirbin, Lepa Rada Dist, Arunachal Pradesh.’
The 59-second clip shows a local meat vendor in Tirbin, Arunachal Pradesh wrapping fish in a leaf and tying it using other parts of the plant.
If one looks the video carefully one can see heaps of leaves are placed next to him, and will be used for packaging purposes.
If one listens to the audio in the video, one can hear the local people standing in the shop talking about Prime Minister Modi and ban on plastic.
One can watch the video here:
"PM @narendramodi has told us not to use plastics so we are using local leaves because plastics are no more available"
A local meat vendor at remote Tirbin, Lepa Rada Dist, Arunachal Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/Z1vuB2K8fK
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 6, 2019