The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Wednesday declared a ban on the single-use plastic items at 11 gurudwaras in the national capital including Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a call to ban single-use plastic in India and therefore, the DSGMC realizing its duty bans it at all its gurudwaras in Delhi, said DSGMC President Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi जी के प्लास्टिक बैन करने की मुहिम को आगे बढ़ाते हुए हमने श्री गुरुद्वारा बंगला साहिब में प्लास्टिक और थरमोकोल को बैन किया
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) October 9, 2019
The DSGMC had already banned the use of single-use plastic and thermocol items like plates, glasses, spoons, polythene bags at Bangla Sahib Gurudwara on October 2. DSGMC President said, “We have been trying to put a ban on single-use plastic and thermocol items at Gurudwaras managed by us in Delhi. Now, we announce this ban after alternative arrangements have been put in place.”
The Gurudwaras where the ban has been imposed include Sis Ganj Sahib, Rakabganj Sahib, Nanak Piao Sahib, Damdama Sahib and Moti Bagh Sahib among others. Meanwhile, items like disposable plates, glasses, spoons, thermocol cup-plates and other single-use plastics will be discarded, while steel utensils will be used for langar and water service to devotees. Likewise, the eco-friendly material like jute bags and dried-leaf bowls and plates (dona-pattal) will be used instead of plastic and thermocol items.