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Mayor of JMC, Chander Mohan Gupta inaugurates ‘Plastic Lao, Thaila/Mask Pao’ booth in Ward No. 56, Gangyal.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, 13th May: Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Center for Environmental Education (CEE) and HDFC Bank for the establishment of the recycling center of Swachh materials in Jammu, the foundation stone of which will be laid by Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor of JMC on May 16, 2022.
In addition, HDFC Bank and CEE, in partnership with JMC and the Regional and Urban Development Agency (RUDA), have launched a “Plastic Lao, Thaila / Mask Pao” collection and drop-off point for non-biodegradable plastic waste and recycling center in Ward No. 56, Gangyal Mandir near Pulli, where citizens can drop off their plastic waste in exchange for masks and cloth bags (Thaila).
This campaign was inaugurated by JMC Maire and Dy. the Mayor, Purnima Sharma in the presence of Rahul Yadav, JMC Commissioner; Prabjot Singh Sodhi, CEE Senior Manager; Rakash Joshi, Circle Leader, HDFC Bank; Abhishek Khajuria, Group Head, HDFC Bank, Jammu; Sanjeev Arora, CEO of RUDA; Rohit Maskara, CEE project manager and others.
The aim of the campaign was to urge citizens to integrate the principles of reducing, reusing, refilling, refurbishing, recovering and recycling plastics into their daily lives and it aims to increase citizen engagement in the supply chain. value of waste by reducing the use of single-use plastic, household segregation, among other things by using their own cloth bags as well as the appropriate bins.
The mayor urged people to join these initiatives by sorting waste at home, using bins in public places and carrying their own cloth bags to reduce plastic use.
Rahul Yadav, JMC Commissioner, urged people to stop using single-use plastic as it has harmful effects on the environment and human life.
A similar campaign has already been inaugurated in Bahu Plaza, Jammu in which 2532 kg of plastic waste was collected to be recycled in exchange for which 1218 cloth bags and 344 masks.