New Delhi: Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar recently launched the eco-friendly jute bag initiative’ here.
Gangwar said Mother Dairy will offer jute bags to customers at all Mother Dairy and Safal outlets in the Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).
These bags will be supplied to all Mother Dairy and Safal outlets by Birds Jute and Exports Limited (BJEL), a PSU which is under the administrative control of Ministry of Textiles.
It is well-known that polythene bags is one contributor to the pollution problem in the national capital. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has on multiple occasions, tried to ban use of plastic carry bags in Delhi.
Mother Dairy, National Jute Board (NJB) and Birds Jute and Exports Ltd. (BJEL) have joined hands in this green venture, to provide attractive, low cost jute bags at the thousand-odd booths of Mother Dairy/Safal in the Delhi-NCR.
Gangwar urged the people of Delhi to make a smart choice by opting for jute carry bags.
Textiles Secretary Rashmi Verma and Managing Director, Mother Dairy Fruits and Vegetables Pvt. Ltd.Nagarajan Sivaramakrishnan were also present for the launch event.
The jute bags will be available at a price range of between Rs.25 and Rs.35. These bags are strong, washable and can be used several times over, making them cost effective.
Mother Dairy has placed an initial order of 20,000 jute bags – 10,000 units each for Mother Dairy and Safal. Based on the response of residents of Delhi/NCR, repeat orders shall be placed.
These bags are being supplied by BJEL on cost to cost basis; any profit earned in future will be passed on to the artisans and members of the WSHGs (ANI)