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New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will be plastic-free from 2nd October 2019, 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
The entire campus including all hostels, Jamia Community Centre, all canteens, shops, coffee houses will become plastic-free with the university deciding to ban all single-use plastic items.
The items included plastic bottles, cups, glasses and other items, polythene bags and plastic items less than 50 microns (in width), cutlery including plates, cups, straws, etc.
Cutlery and other decorative items made from Styrofoam (thermocol) have also been banned.
The university has requested all to strictly follow the ban order and said that violators will be slapped a fine of Rs 500 on every violation.
It may be mentioned here that the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his address to the nation from the rampart of the Red Fort on Independence Day 2019 had called upon the people to shun single-use plastic items to prevent environmental degradation.