Silchar Airport is now 'single use plastic free'

As part of the initiative towards plastic free society and acting upon the clarion call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Tuesday, declared 20 more domestic airports as ‘single-use plastic free’. As many as 55 Indian airports are now ‘single-use plastic’ free.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Independence Day speech, had urged citizens to avoid using plastic bags and rid themselves of the habit of using single-use plastic bags by October 2, 2019.

The 20 airports which are declared as single use plastic free are: Silchar, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Belgaum, Bhuj, Gaya, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kangra, Khajuraho, Leh, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Surat and Tuticorin. Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata along with other 32 airports, that were named during phase 1 of the project.

Single use plastics are those which are used for once and then thrown away. Items like plastic cups, plastic bags, straws, plastic water bottles and most food packaging comes under the single use plastic category.

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