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COP14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for global boycott of single-use plastic

Updated : 2019-09-10 09:55:35

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a global boycott of single-use plastic while addressing the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) being held in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh on Monday. "I think the time has come for the world to say Good Bye to single-use plastic", said Modi as the hall resonated with claps. PM Modi told global leaders in attendance at COP 14 how India has 'soil cards' to help the farmers understand the health of the soil.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the opening ceremony of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida on Monday.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a global boycott of single-use plastic at a United Nations event. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the opening ceremony of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida on Monday.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a global boycott of single-use plastic at a United Nations event. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines' Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, left, and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi share a laugh during the opening ceremony of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines' Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, left, and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi share a laugh during the opening ceremony of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed speaks during the opening ceremony of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed speaks during the opening ceremony of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines' Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves speaks during the opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines' Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves speaks during the opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Delegates attend the opening ceremony of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Delegates attend the opening ceremony of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Greater Noida. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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