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‘Prakriti’ & Green Initiatives on Plastic Waste Management

Published on April 06, 2022
Current Context: Shri Bhupender Yadav (Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change) launched ‘Prakriti’ and Green Initiatives for Effective Plastic Waste Management.
‘Prakriti’ & Green Initiatives on Plastic Waste Management
  • Prakriti is a mascot to spread awareness among the masses to adopt small changes in lifestyle for a better environment.
  • The event also shared various initiatives taken by MOEFCC and Central Pollution Control Board for effective plastic waste management in the country.
  • To tackle the problem of plastic waste India has pledged to phase out Single-Use Plastics (SUPs) by 2022.
  • During the event following green initiatives for plastic waste management were launched:-
    • National Dashboard on Elimination of Single-Use Plastic and Plastic Waste Management
    • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Portal for Plastic Packaging
    • Mobile App for Single-Use Plastics Grievance Redressal
    • Monitoring module for SUP
    • Industrial production of Graphene from Waste Plastic


Q.1 India has pledged to phase out single-use Plastic by which year?
a. 2022

b. 2023
c. 2024
d. 2025

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