We are running a big campaign to free the country of single-use plastic: PM Modi at UNGA

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 27, 2019, 08.28 PM(IST)

PM Modi at UNGA. Photograph:( ANI )

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Addressing the UNGA PM Modi said, "While I was coming here, I read on the walls of the United Nations 'No more single-use plastic'. I am delighted to inform you that we are running a big campaign in India to free the country of single-use plastic

Prime Minister Modi started his speech at the United Nations General Assembly by highlighting India's campaign against the use of single-use plastic.

Addressing the UNGA PM Modi said, "While I was coming here, I read on the walls of the United Nations 'No more single-use plastic'. I am delighted to inform you that we are running a big campaign in India to free the country of single-use plastic.

Further talking about the country's cleanliness programme, PM Modi said, "When a developing nation successfully carries out the biggest cleanliness drive of the world and provides more than 11 crore toilets to its people just within 5 years, that system gives a message of inspiration to the entire world".

The Prime Minister also highlighted how India plans to increase its renewable energy capacity to 450 GW in the coming years, a point which was already highlighted by the leader during his Monday's address.

He also invited countries to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, which was launched by India during his address at the UN Climate Action Summit which was held on Monday.

While India's contribution to global warming is low, India is one of the leading countries in the fight against climate change, he said, highlighting how India has initiated the International Solar Alliance.