GUWAHATI, Oct 2 - In a move to pay a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary and take his dream of cleanliness to a logical conclusion, Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi today imposed a blanket ban on single-use plastics on the Raj Bhavan campus at a simple function held there.
Prof Mukhi announced the ban thus paving the way for the target to make the country single-use plastic-free by 2022.
On the occasion an Assamese short dance film titled Vaishnava- being Humane produced by Mridusmita Das was released by the Governor. The short film features Mahatma Gandhi�s favourite bhajans.
The Governor also said that the ban on single-use plastics at the Raj Bhavan would have a cascading effect as he vouched for every pocket of society to lead the way for a plastic-free State. He also said that the move would be a step towards transforming the State into an organic hub of the North East.