New Delhi: Congressman Shashi Tharoor often makes headlines not only because he is the public intellectual, but also because he is an avid user of social media. Recently, Tharoor re-tweeted the tweet of IAS agent Supriya Sahu, who was engaged in the promotion of environmentally friendly products, the first urging the Indian government to provide “incentives to increase production. ” articles.
“It applies to the whole country and not just TN. Various innovations of this type are underway to replace plastics with recyclable and biodegradable materials. The GoI must provide incentives to increase the production of these environmentally friendly alternatives for everyday use, ”Tharoor tweeted.
In the video shared by Supriya Sahu, rice bran food containers are shown. In addition, glass tumblers of different sizes and bottles are also presented. The man showing the items can be heard saying that these eco-friendly items can only be used once.
See the tweet here:
This applies across the country and not just TN. Various innovations of this type are underway to replace plastics with recyclable and biodegradable materials. The GoI should provide incentives to increase the production of these environmentally friendly alternatives for everyday use. https://t.co/YfITyIP6YI
– Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 29, 2021
The video has garnered over 260,000 views since the time it was shared. Internet users also welcomed the initiative to introduce environmentally friendly items in place of plastic containers. However, some have raised concern about the high budget of environmentally friendly items. One of the Twitter users wrote: “Sir, great products but maybe an expensive deal, not in practice by the common man due to the high cost.”
Sir, the products are exceptional but can be an expensive affair, not in practice by the common man due to the high cost.
– Manoj Kumar Shukla (@ mksunnao5458) January 1, 2022
Here are some of the reactions to Shashi Tharoor’s post:
It really is such a good innovation. Using this product would definitely reduce our dependence on plastic products.
– EMM EFF (Officer Tehsil Seri.) (@Kashmiri_faroq) December 29, 2021
The main problem with all durable products is the cost involved.
The government can only subsidize up to a point. People need to take responsibility and choose wisely.
Rather than subsidies, the government should invest in R&D to reduce costs.
– Sumit Kumar (@Iam_Sumit_Kumar) December 29, 2021
Very very interesting. These ecological substitutes are the need of the moment.
– Rajesh Iyer (@ Rajesh_Iyer_68) December 30, 2021
State governments should encourage the large-scale manufacture of these containers and create an infrastructure for them. https://t.co/SePDZkcROX
– The mask (@_TheMask__) December 30, 2021
– Vineet Kr. Sahu (@VineetKSah) December 30, 2021
Meanwhile, Supriya Sahu called on hotels and food companies to restrict the use of plastic packaging banned in the state. Sahu’s tweet read: “Food containers made from rice bran are leak-proof, affordable, disposable and environmentally friendly. Hotels, restaurants, food joints, it’s time for you to stop using plastic packaging banned in TN and switch to sustainable green alternatives.
Sahu, Principal Secretary of the Government of Tamil Nadu, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry, is primarily responsible for promoting the “Meendum Manjappai” program. The program encourages people to use yellow fabric bags every time they go out to buy things.
Look at this earthy beauty There are many alternatives to plastic packaging, we need an open mind to find, use and promote them. At TN, we are committed to eliminating single use plastic items that have been banned. Here is a list of eco manufacturers 👇https://t.co/EjRQV2pgPA pic.twitter.com/26uR5A5izY
– Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) December 31, 2021
Let’s move on to the alternatives!
Stop using plastic #Chennai. Let’s go back to our roots!#MeendumManjappai # மீண்டும்மஞ்சப்பை @CMOTamilnadu @supriyasahuias @GSBediIAS @VijaySethuOffl pic.twitter.com/s3nfEvGktN
– Greater Chennai Corporation (@chennaicorp) December 24, 2021
In addition, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Deputy Stalin, launched the “Meendum Manjapai Vizhipunarvu Iyakkam” program in Kalaivanar Arangam on December 24th.
The state government put in place a ban on the production, use, storage, distribution, transportation or scaling of 14 types of plastic that came into effect on the 1st January 2019.