14th June- Distribution of Cloth Bags and Dustbins in Niranjapur Sabzi Mandi, Dehradun.

This day was not a part of activities planned for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board distributes Cloth Shopping Bags every year in June as an integral part of World Environment Day to create awareness among people for reducing the use of plastic bags. This year too Cloth Shopping Bags were prepared and distributed.

ENVIS, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) and NGO Waste Warriors distributed cloth shopping bags and dustbins throughout Niranjanpur Mandi (Biggest Vegetable Market of the City). The cloth bags were handed out by the ENVIS, UEPPCB in a bid to reduce the amount of plastic bags being used in the market and to promote the use of re-usable shopping bags.

100 dustbins were distributed by Waste Warriors around the mandi with special preference given to the 92 businesses that made a donation towards the project during a 4-day awareness raising and clean-up drive held with schools at the end of April. The vendors have been requested to use the dustbins for plastics and other kinds of inorganic waste.

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ENVIS Cell, Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board,
29/20, Nemi Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun-248001 (Uttarakhand).