As the Centre is beating drums to promote cleanliness in India through Oct 2 campaign, the state government of Kerala has decided to uphold other ambitious programme of making the state ‘Plastic-free’.
The programme will be launched on October 2, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Mahatman Gandhi.
Plastic waste accumulated in houses and institutions will be collected under the aegis of urban civic bodies and be recycled for good use as a part of the campaign.
Oomen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala will inaugurate the programme on October 2 at Martyrs’ Column. Several dignitaries will be presented on the occasion.
The government has initiated ‘clean Kerala Company’, to which the plastic waste across the state would be handed over for recycling.
The company will pay Rs. 2 per KG of plastic.
The government will set up plastic processing centers across the state as part of the second phase of the campaign.