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Initiative to shun plastic bags

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Tribune News Service

Barnala, October 4

Two self-help groups (SHGs) at Jodhpur village in the district have made 15,000 paper bags from old newspapers. The district administration has started distributing these bags free of cost to make the city plastic-free.

A huge pile of newspapers was lying with Deputy Commissioner Tej Pratap Singh Phoolka that helped in making the paper bags. After seeing the pile of old newspapers at his office, Phoolka shifted the stock to two SHGs, Baba Himmat Singh group and Baba Vishawkarma group, for making paper bags.

"Since we are working hard to convince people to shun plastic bags, after seeing old newspapers in my office, I decided to use that for paper bags. Apart from utilising the waste, we have given work to SHGs. I have asked other officials to explore more such things," the DC said.

He has directed officials to distribute paper bags in all markets of the district and convince residents to shun plastic bags.

from The Tribune

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