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Find feasible alternatives to single-use plastic before imposing ban: Jigajinagi

Ramesh Jigajinagi, MP, addressing presspersons in Vijayapura.

Ramesh Jigajinagi, MP, addressing presspersons in Vijayapura.   | Photo Credit: Rajendra Singh Hajeri

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‘People may face problems as most household materials are available in plastic’

Stating that direct ban on single-use plastic was inappropriate without finding a suitable and feasible alternative to it, Ramesh Jigajinagi, MP, has suggested that the district administration first explore the possibility of better alternatives before fully banning it.

Chairing a District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee meeting here on Wednesday, he said he was with the district administration in curbing the usage of plastic to save environment. But without giving an alternative, people may face problems as most of the household materials are available in plastic, he said.

Deputy Commissioner Y.S. Patil said the district administration has already seized 14 tonnes of plastic from shopkeepers. He said that besides educating people to use cloth bags, the officials are also looking for better alternatives.

Regarding development of the airport here, Mr. Jigajinagi claimed that since the government has agreed for the project, he would receive further details shortly.

He reiterated that the place of the proposed airport will not be changed from Burnapur village as the required land has been granted.

“Since adequate land has been allotted and basic preparations for the airport is under way, at this stage the place will not be changed,” he said.

Informing that ₹50 crore had been granted by the Union government to the district under the MP’s local area development funds in 10 years, Mr. Jigajinagi told Mr. Patil to hold a separate meeting on reviewing the scheme being implemented using the funds.

On removal of encroachment from the fort wall that comes under ASI, the MP said that these encroachments should be removed but first, those residing there should be given government houses as they have been living there for decades.

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