Eco-friendly bags made by Kolkata jail inmates for Gangasagar

Business Standard | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • In an effort to make the Gangasagar Mela in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district plastic-free, around 150 inmates of two correctional homes in the city have made eco-friendly bags to distribute among the pilgrims.
  • This year, the Gangasar Bakkhali Development Authority (GBDA) and the South 24 Parganas district administration have decided to make the Gangasagar Mela an “eco-friendly, green and clean fair” by imposing ban on single-use plastic and thermocol items.
  • Around 50 lakh pilgrims from different parts of the country and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal took a holy dip on the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Wednesday.