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JITS students’ campaign against the use of plastic gains momentum in Karimnagar:

Volunteers of Jyothishmathi Brigade and National Service Scheme of Jyothishmathi Institute of Technology and Science (JITS) (Autonomous), Karimnagar, who have been crusading against the use of pollution-causing plastics, launched the door-to-door campaign in various municipal divisions of Karimnagar town on Thursday (April 6, 2023).

As part of the campaign, the JITS volunteers visited each and every household and educated the inmates to discourage the use of plastics. Stating that the residents definitely store the plastics for some other requirements, the students informed the inmates to discard the plastics in any form in the houses. They also educated the residents not to store vegetables and other food items in plastic covers and keep them in refrigerators as it would cause cancer.

The second phase of the campaign against plastics by JITS students was flagged off by Municipal Commissioner Seva Islavath at Indira Chowk in the heart of Karimnagar town on thursday. He appreciated the JITS students for their social service programme of educating people about the ill effects of plastics. He said that the Municipal authorities were also punishing the traders for using single-use plastics and causing pollution. He appealed to the people of the town to completely ban the use of plastic and make the city more Smarter and environment friendly.

Mayor Yadagiri Sunil Rao participated in the campaign in the 33rd division at his camp office. He called upon the students to play a key role in eradicating plastics for a better future. Deputy Mayor Challa Swaroopa Rani, corporator Dingigala Mahesh, BRS leader V Nareen Kanth and others also participated in the campaign along with the students.

NSS programme officer Vishwa Prakash Babu and college incharge Thota Praveen Kumar said that they had launched the campaign against the use of plastics following a decision taken by JITS Chairman Sri.J.Sagar Rao. They said that they were conducting the door-to-door campaign and distributing pamphlets and also collecting the plastics from the houses and also from the streets. They also visit the shops, hotels, and small-traders and educate them to eradicate the use of plastic to save the planet from pollution. So far in two phases, the students covered 20 municipal divisions of Karimnagar town and would cover all 60 divisions in a phased manner.