In its bid to stop people from using single-use plastic bags, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has decided to encourage people to use cloth bags.
As part of plastic-free campaign under the direction of MCG Commissioner, Joint Commissioner of MCG, Indrajit Kulharia, on Tuesday visited The Citizen Apartments, a residential society in Sector-51, and distributed cloth bags among the residents of the society.
All the citizens, including representatives of the RWA, were present during the meeting. They were told about the various steps taken by the MCG to make the city plastic free. The residents undertook a pledge of not using the plastic bags. They said they would stop the usage of single-use plastic and polythene bags from that day itself and would encourage others to do the same.
Virender Yadav, RWA President, said, “This is a welcome move by the MCG as it will motive others to use cloth bags while shopping. We are planning to do sharamdaan tomorrow on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and all the plastic which would be collected by cleaning the surrounding of our society will be exchanged with food grain, a scheme which was started by the MCG earlier this month.”
While speaking to CitySpidey, Indrajit Kulharia, Joint Commisioner of MCG said, “We are extensively promoting the use of cloth bags and discouraging people to avoid using plastic bags. Now people are becoming more conscious towards the environment and are willing to take initiatives to protect it.”
MCG Commissioner Amit Khatri informed that several measures had been taken up by the MCG under the plastic-free campaign. He said, “If the citizens themselves take pledge of not using plastic bags, then we will definitely be successful in making a plastic-free society for our future generations. Instead of demanding polythene bag from shopkeepers, we should carry a cloth or jute bag while going to the market.”