Anti-plastic drive: PM Modi extends helping hand to rag-pickers in Mathura

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The PM who was in Mathura for the inauguration of National Animal Disease Control Programme was seen sitting on a brown coloured crate with the women ragpickers and was separating plastic from a large heap of garbage to send out a clear message to the citizens to cut plastic use. At the event, Modi also exchanged pleasantries...

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Published 2 weeks ago -  01:16
PM Modi arrives in Mathura, gives rag pickers a hand | Oneindia News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in mathura today to launch the National Animal Disease Control Programme.PM was received by UP CM Yogi Adityanath.The National Animal Disease Control Programme aims to eradicate Foot,Mouth Diseas and Brucellosis in the livestock and also to vaccinate over 500 million livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against foot and mouth disease.In his address Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at critics of the Centre saying those slamming the government over its cow policies are only destroying the country.Also PM Modi sat with women who pick plastic from garbage and helped them segregate garbage in an attempt to demonstrate the importance of ending the use of plastic.The women, standing with piles of garbage, wore masks and a glove. They also responded to the PM's questions about garbage usually generated from households and the amount of plastic in them.On Monday at a United Nations conference, the Prime Minister had referred to India's resolve to end single-use plastics and urged other nations to embrace it.

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