Shimla: Concerned about the pile of pollutants piling up in the hills, JP Nadda, minister for environment, science and technology has planned out a year long cleanliness drive to sensitize tourists and residents to save and conserve the fragile ecology.
To keep tourist destinations clean and attractive, a special action plan should be formulated to impose a blanket ban on use of polythene, the minister said.
Speaking at an interactive session on preservation of environment and ecology, the minister said that based upon community led assessments, an environment master plan for the entire state needed to be prepared early.
An awareness and action programme for protection of pristine environs and ecology would go a long way in attaining carbon neutral status for the state, he said.
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