In a first, Indian Army has built a road with 1.24 metric tonne of plastic waste in Guwahati. The road was constructed as part the Narangi Military Project – a pilot project of the Military Engineer Services.
This move comes after it was revealed that India is the 15th biggest plastic waste producer in the world.
In line with the Govt’s mission against #singleuse plastic and initiative to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic waste, 1.24 MT of waste plastic has been used to construct a road in Narangi Military Station which is a pilot project of MES for road construction.@adgpi @easterncomd pic.twitter.com/HSXCUJyrCS
— PRO GUWAHATI, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (@prodefgau) November 28, 2019
According to The Guwahati Times, Goalpara became the first district in Assam to get a road which was constructed with plastic waste.
On November 22, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha that India’s 60 major cities produce around 4,059 tonnes of plastic waste every day.
The Logical Indian appreciates the Indian Army for doing their bit to conserve the environment.