Inspired By Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech on appealing to shun single-use plastic.
Raipur-based Surendra Bairagi to take it up as a genuine cause to safeguard the environment by encouraging the people to use cloth bags during shopping.
He got the PM’s message turn as his personal mission. His family also involved it.
They began distributing home-made cloth bags free of cost to people visiting the markets and bazaar.
The family uses the discarded clothes like bed-sheets, curtains, old uniforms-dresses etc to make the bags. “I also borrow such clothes which are of no use from my friends and relatives. My wife makes bags out of it. So there is very little expenses incurred in preparing such bags
“Reusable cloth bags for shopping don’t harm the environment and always remain the better option”, he affirmed.
So far Bairagi family has distributed around 500 cloth bags absolutely free.
Every bag that he gives away to a person is often accompanied with a strong message for them to switch to clean and plastic-free environment.
He asked the people not to expect a plastic bag from the shopkeepers.
In his monthly “Mann Ki Baat” address too the Prime Minister had said that the time had come for the citizens to join hands in curbing single-use plastic