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We need to make efforts to get rid of single-use plastic by October 2: PM Narendra Modi in Mathura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, to launch several programmes including the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the foot and mouth disease and Brucellosis in the livestock.

We need to make efforts to get rid of single-use plastic by October 2: PM Narendra Modi in Mathura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, to launch several programmes including the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the foot and mouth disease and Brucellosis in the livestock.

The programme aims at vaccinating over 500 million livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the disease. It will be implemented for a period of five years till 2024 at a cost of Rs 12,652 crore. The programme will include 1,750 animals including cows, buffaloes, and goats. The PM will also witness the open operation of an animal.

He will also honour 25 women who pick plastics from the garbage. He will visit the town for a duration of 100 minutes.

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Waste to Wealth is what is going to protect our environment. I request you to carry a cloth or a jute bag while going for shopping. I urge traders to use very less plastic for packaging, says PM Modi

* In a short while our country will celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. His focus on swachhata is something we should learn and take as a guiding light. We need to make efforts to rid our homes, offices, and workplaces of single-use plastic by October 2, 2019. I appeal to self-help groups, civil society, individuals and others to join this mission, says PM 

* Today the whole World is battling climate change and they are searching a role model to protect the environment but India has always had a role model in Sri Krishna, says PM Modi 

* Environment and animal wealth have long been an important facet of India's history, says PM Modi

* PM Modi addressing a gathering in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. 

* PM Modi inaugurates ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ Programme 2019, and National Artificial Insemination Programme. He also launched 16 projects of Uttar Pradesh government related to livestock, tourism and road construction.

* PM launches National Animal Disease Control Programme for eradicating foot and mouth disease.

* Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is also present with PM Modi in Mathura. 

* PM Modi met the women who pick up plastics from the garbage and also extended a helping hand to them to sort the garbage. This comes in less than a month after PM Modi announced the ban of single-use plastic on the occasion of Independence Day.