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JKPCC felicitates volunteers of Plastic Free JK campaign

Plastic Free JK campaign

JKPCC felicitates volunteers of Plastic Free JK campaign

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee celebrated the volunteers of the Plastic Free JK campaign today with a Commendation ceremony. 
 
The ceremony honouring social activists, producer responsibility organizations (IPCA), and NGOs, including the Disha organization and Live for Others, for their active participation during the Campaign on “Plastic Free JK campaign” conducted from June 4 to June 25, 2022, on the eve of World Environment Day, was presided over by Dr. Neelu Gera, chairperson of the J & K Pollution Control Committee. 
 
JKPCC launched a massive awareness campaign throughout the Jammu Districts of Jammu, namely Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua, Samba, Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, and Reasi, covering various locations including Vegetable and Fruit Markets, Gated Communities, and Commercial Areas, under the supervision of Chairperson, JKPCC, Dr. Neelu Gera, Member Secretary, JKPCC, M. K. Kumar 
 
The campaign’s goals were to organize cleanup efforts and hand out cloth bags every weekend for a month.

Plastic Free JK campaign

K. Ramesh Kumar, Member Secretary, J&K Pollution Control Committee, Sat Paul, Regional Director, JKPCC, Jammu, Divisional Officers, JKPCC, Jammu (North & South), Kathua, Samba, Udhampur, Ramban, and Reasi, Anuradha, Scientist, JKPCC, Jammu, and representative from IPCA (PRO), Swaran Singh Rathore (Social Activist). 
 
Dr. Neelu Gera, the chairwoman of the JKPCC in Jammu, praised the divisional officers’ work in arranging this massive awareness campaign to promote a plastic-free J&K in Kathua, Reasi, Udhampur, Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, and Samba. To prevent further deterioration of the environment, she emphasized the need for consumers to adopt eco-friendly and biodegradable products and refrain from using single-use plastics. She also made an appeal to the general public and youth to join this campaign in large numbers to make J&K clean and green. 
 
K. Ramesh Kumar expressed his sincere gratitude to the volunteers who actively helped make this campaign a huge success by distributing approximately 7000 cloth bags to members of the public in order to raise awareness of the need to use alternatives to plastics in order to ensure sustainable living. 
 
The felicitation ceremony came to a successful conclusion with participants expressing their desire to work with JKPCC in future campaigns that will be organized by it for social and environmental causes. Participants also expressed their joy at being a part of this campaign. 

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