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Ministry of MSME organises mega summit on plastics recycling & waste management

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New Delhi: Union Minister of State for MSME inaugurated International Summit on plastics recycling & waste management on Friday being organised by Ministry of MSME in association with The All-India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA) from March 4 to March 5, 2022, at New Delhi.

Ministry of MSME also launched two special initiatives – 'Sambhav' and 'Svavlamban' to promote entrepreneurship amongst youth, especially in aspirational districts all across the country.

The Mega International Summit emphasizes, “Know your waste and how recycling is the right thing to do, which is to be done in a right way.” The 2-day summit scheduled at New Delhi will bring together distinguished speakers – national and international from the Government and Industry to deliberate upon challenges and opportunities in plastics. The summit will be attended by more than 350 MSME’s physically and more than 1,000 MSMEs virtually from all over the country. Besides, international delegates from different countries will be attending the mega summit virtually.

Talking at the inaugural session, Union Minister of State Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma said that, “This Mega Event is an effective platform to bring together the stakeholders and experts to discuss the impact and possible solution for MSMEs and open new business opportunities in the Plastics industry and the Recycling Sector with a great belief in the vision of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.”

As part of the Iconic Week Celebrations under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of MSME is conducting Sambhav- National Level Awareness Program (NLAP) in Webinar Mode from February 28, 2022, to March 31, 2022, in 1300 colleges across the country through its field offices and organising more than 200 Nukkad Natak in 46 aspirational districts under a special drive called Svavlamban to promote entrepreneurship amongst youth population and spreading awareness on Schemes of Ministry and its initiatives.

Speaking at the summit, MSME’s Secretary BB Swain said, “Recycling plastic is one of the foremost steps towards innovation and sustainability in this industry. Considering the global potential and employment opportunities, the Plastic industry will play a major role in the success of the 'Make in India' policy of the government of India.

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