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Tripura IFS officer makes eco-friendly bamboo broom handle to replace plastic

First Published: 13th November, 2023 21:29 IST

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In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to eliminate single-use plastic in India, Prasad Rao, an Indian Forest Service official who at present is the Managing Director of Tripura Rehabilitation Plantation Corporation, has designed a unique reusable bamboo broom handle to replace plastic.

This initiative addresses the global issue of plastic pollution, offering an eco-friendly alternative and providing sustainable livelihood opportunities for indigenous households, particularly women, in Tripura.
While speaking to media, Rao said that an eco-friendly bamboo broom handle with refill system, as a sustainable alternative to plastic handles, to prevent 40,000 MT plastic adding to landfills, every year in India.”
Meanwhile, TRPC’s focus on socio-economic empowerment and skill-based employment has led to the development of these bamboo handles, contributing to both environmental conservation and local economic growth.

This innovative solution not only aim to shift towards eco-friendly alternatives and mitigate environmental problems caused by the rampant use of single-use plastic but also income generation through value addition of locally available raw materials like bamboo.

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