CHENNAI: Being inspired by the Tamil Nadu government's move of utilising the waste plastic in the construction of road, the Central government is mulling to enforce a national level policy on the plastic usage on reads.
On the sidelines of the seventh national meet of State biodiversity boards being organised here, the Minister of Forests and Environment, Ms Jayanthi Natarajan, said, “Using plastic in laying roads will increase the life of roads. We have to prepare a national level policy on this. We are talking over this.”
Earlier this month, the Chennai Corporation had come up with a programme to use plastic in laying roads. The idea has been conceptualised by a Chemistry Professor in a Madurai-based engineering college.
The minister has also sought the active cooperation of common man in the biodiversity conservation and environment protection measures and has suggested that people should opt car pooling, prefer public transport and also called for smart usage of electricity as they are interconnected with the environment.
Referring to the mining leases alloted by the government, she said the government will take a very strict action against the elements harming forest resources. The mines lease are given after a proper considerations.