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During my customary morning walk, I spotted two boys with a tricycle on the service road of SP ring road. They collect the plastic bottles thrown out from the vehicles passing on the highway. They cycle. They recycle. They earn. They are Aatmnirbhar!
I thanked 3 agencies for their inefficiency or their indifference today.
1. The Government which is not serious in implementing the plastic waste management rules of 2016 /2018. Not serious also on implementing the child labour laws. So the boys can work.
2. The plastic bottlers who are supposed to implement EPR (Extended Producers Responsibility). EPR is reverse marketing. For example, coca-cola is supposed to collect the emptied plastic bottles back from the consumers. EPR is law of India. But…
3. The so called educated people who use and throw the plastic bottles on the roads. Swachh Bharat Mission is conveniently forgotten.
Because of gross negligence of the above three categories, these boys earn their daily wages..
Good, isn’t it?