National Expo on alternatives to banned single-use plastics items and Conference of Startups -2022, was inaugurated today at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, in the presence of Shri Siva V Meyyanathan, Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Youth Welfare, and Sports Development, Government of Tamil Nadu.
On this occasion, a video message of Shri Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, was played out, inaugurating the Expo and Startup Conference – 2022. The Expo and Startup Conference has been jointly organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the Government of India, and the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Union Environment Minister Shri Bhupender Yadav, in his message, highlighted that mindless consumption in place of mindful use of resources has led to the presence of littered and unmanaged plastic waste. Uptake of eco-friendly alternatives such as jute, and bamboo, and moving towards an environmentally conscious lifestyle are required to address the issue.
More than 150 manufacturers of eco-alternatives from across the country are participating in the Expo. The Eco-alternatives included items made from natural fibers such as coir, bagasse, rice, and wheat bran, plant and agricultural residue, banana and areca leaves, jute, and cloth. The National Expo is open to the public, school, and college students, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers of eco alternatives to banned single-use plastic items. The Expo and Conference of Startupswill spread mass awareness on the availability of eco-alternatives and provide a platform for startups for scaling up their solutions.
Representatives from State Governments, State Pollution Control Boards, concerned central Ministries, financial institutions, and banks are participating in the Expo. Along with the Expo, A Conference of Startups working in the area of alternatives to single-use plastics and air quality management has also been organized along with the Expo.
The Conference of Startups will provide a platform for exchanging views amongst innovators and institutions, and Government Departments supporting startup ecosystems in the country. Thematic sessions on marine plastic litter – issues, challenges, and way forward and manufacturing of eco-alternatives have also been organized.
India took a defining step in addressing the challenge by banning identified single-use plastic items, which had high littering potential and low utility, from 1st July 2022. Awareness of the alternatives to banned single-use plastic items and their availability is the key to the success of the ban.
BRS Govt Neglecting Healthcare in Rural Areas: Shabbir
Led by Congress senior leader and former minister Mohammed Shabbir Ali, hundreds of Congress party workers staged a protest in front of Domakonda Government Hospital in Kamareddy district on Tuesday, demanding immediate upgrades and improvements to the healthcare facility. Shabbir Ali warned that if the hospital is not upgraded to a 100-bed facility by the 1st of July, he would initiate a hunger strike.
Dalit Bandhu Has A Huge Corruption: Manda Krishna Madiga
Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) Founder President Manda Krishna Madiga alleged that the Dalit Bandhu scheme which was announced by the Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao has large-scale corruption, while the Rythu Bandu scheme is only for the rich farmers, These schemes are being misused in the name of Dalits.
15 Children Injured In Rampage Of Stray Dogs in Jagtial
Stray dogs roam free in Jagtial district. They are attacking day and night. Dogs are barking at children playing in the streets. As a result, children are hospitalized.
Bandi Sanjay Made Scathing Attack on BRS Government
State BJP President Bandi Sanjay has made a scathing attack on 9 years of BRS government. He came down heavily on the State government under KCR which he alleged that it failed to fulfill the promises and the turning the State into debt ridden.
Raja Singh Makes Controversial Statement
The Goshamahal MLA T. Raja Singh has made the headlines for yet another controversial statement that would harm communal harmony.
Now you can get the latest stories from Hydnow every day. Click the link to subscribe. Click to follow Hydnow’s Facebook page and Twitter and Instagram