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India Will Ban Single-Use Plastic, World Should Too: PM Modi At UN Meet


PM Modi reiterates India's decision to impose a ban on single-use plastic PM says human empowerment was linked to the battle against climate change PM calls on world leaders to work together in order to effect change Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called on global leaders to follow India's decision to ban single-use plastic, declaring "time has come for even the world to say goodbye (to it)". Speaking at a climate change crisis meeting in Greater Noida, the Prime Minister highlighted efforts taken by his government to combat climate change and land desertification, stating "it is widely accepted the world is facing the negative impact of climate change".

"My Government has announced that India will put an end to single use plastic in the coming years. I believe the time has come for even the world to say good-bye to single use plastic," the Prime Minister said while delivering opening remarks at the 14th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

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