Watch: Guwahati Street Filled With ‘Plastic’ Amidst Vijaya Dashami Celebrations
Guwahati: As Assam is fighting to curb the use of single-use plastic, roads in Guwahati’s Kasomari Ghat area portrayed a different story after the ‘Vijaya Dashami’ celebrations on Tuesday.
The road leading to the ghat was filled with disposable cups and a quick walkthrough of the area was enough to realize the futility of the overwhelming discussions about ‘plastic ban.’
The plastic waste generated by Guwahati is increasing at an alarming rate. The city generates around 37,000 kgs of plastic waste every day, about 12.37 percent of the entire state’s production.
It covers 0.42 percent of the state’s land cover but is already contributing up to 12 percent of the total plastic generation in the state.
Recently, amidst the high-end discussions, ‘Assam Secretatriat’ banned the use of single-use plastic in its premises.