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Jamia Hamdard 1st plastic free varsity in Delhi-NCR

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Published : Sep 25, 2019, 2:37 am IST
Updated : Sep 25, 2019, 2:37 am IST

Single-use plastic like bottle, cups, glasses and other items, polythene bags, and plastic items less than 50 microns have been banned.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said in a statement that during a ‘swachhta pakhwara’ event at the Jamia Hamdard University it was declared that the entire campus, including all canteens, shops, coffee houses, and hostels, were plastic-free from Tuesday itself. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said in a statement that during a ‘swachhta pakhwara’ event at the Jamia Hamdard University it was declared that the entire campus, including all canteens, shops, coffee houses, and hostels, were plastic-free from Tuesday itself. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

New Delhi: The Jamia Hamdard University has become the first plastic-free university in the national capital and the entire NCR. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said in a statement that during a ‘swachhta pakhwara’ event at the Jamia Hamdard University it was declared that the entire campus, including all canteens, shops, coffee houses, and hostels, were plastic-free from Tuesday itself.

“Henceforth, single-use plastic like bottle, cups, glasses and other items, polythene bags, and plastic items less than 50 microns have been banned. Hence, nobody will be able to use these items for any purpose,” the statement added.

During the ‘swachhta pakhwara’ valedictory function, 9,000 students took a pledge to not use plastic items in the university and use bags made of jute and clothes instead of plastic.

The chairman of the canteen and shops committee, Professor Sayad Mehtab Ali, has issued notice to this effect which states that violators will be slapped a fine of Rs 500 on every violation.

The vice-chancellor, Prof. Kamal Ahmad; Registrar Prof SS Akhtar; SDMC Central Zone deputy commissioner Aman Gupta; and assistant commissioner Rahul Singh were present on this occasion.

Prof. Ahmad said that the usage of plastic is detrimental to the environment and human body and keeping this in view the university has taken the important decision to ban plastic in the university.

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