More than 1 lakh cloth bags distributed at Gangasagar

  • | Monday | 13th January, 2020

Sagar Island: In a significant stride to curb usage of single-use plastic bags at Gangasagar Mela, cloth bags were distributed among the pilgrims. Paper bags were also distributed to the temporary shop owners at the Gangasagar Mela to discourage the use of single-use plastic bags. "Till now, we have distributed around 98,000 cloth bags in Kakdwip and around 1.1 lakh cloth bags in Sagar Island in exchange of plastic bags, they were distributed among the pilgrims by Self Help Groups (SHG). We are taking all necessary measures to curb pollution during the Gangasagar Mela," said Dr P Ulanganathan, District Magistrate of South 24-Parganas. "The cloth bags are made from used clothes such as saree, shirt, pant and other outfits.

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