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Start-up loan for Compostable Plastic

Start-up loan of Rs 1.15 crores was approved by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh to commercialise “compostable” plastic. This move also seeks to eliminate the usage of Single Use Plastics (SUP). To commercialise the compostable plastic, Technology Development Board and M/s TGP Bioplastics Private Limited (Satara, Maharashtra) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Start-up loan ..

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Himachal: Single-use plastic Buy back scheme

Central government is all set to ban the use of single-use plastic from July 1, 2022. In line with centre’s decision, Himachal Pradesh launched the “Single-Use Plastic Buy Back Scheme”. Single-Use Plastic Buy Back Scheme Under the Single-Use Plastic Buy Back Scheme, Himachal Pradesh government would purchase the single-use plastic items from students of schools ..

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‘Prakriti’: Environmental Awareness Mascot

On 5th April 2022, a mascot named ‘Prakriti’ was launched by Bhupendra Yadav, Union environment minister. This mascot was launched with the aim of spreading awareness among the people of the country about the small changes that can contribute to a better environment for the nation’s future generations. Overview: The launch of the mascot ‘Prakriti’ ..

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Indira Gandhi International Airport becomes first Indian airport to be certified as single-use plastic-free

India’s leading airport, the Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi has recently become the first Indian airport to be certified as free from single-use plastic usage. The Confederation of Indian Industry-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CII-ITC CESD) certified the airport. It was also the first Indian airport to make ‘single-use plastic-free’ commitment in 2019. ..

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Delhi Airport: The First Single-use Plastic-free airport

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has become the first airport in India to become free of single-use plastics. The airport committed itself to become single-use plastics free on the World Environment Day in 2018. Highlights DIAL has used eco-friendly alternatives to reduce the plastic use. The Plastic items that are exempted at the airport ..

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Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

Hornbill Festival is the annual festival of Nagaland held every year from 1-10 December, began on Sunday. Also known as the ‘Festival of Festivals’ was first celebrated in the year 2000 to promote the cultural heritage of the state and for encouraging inter-tribal interaction. This year, to boost the state’s tourism potential, the Nagaland government ..

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