Alarming -Plastic Is Witnessing A Resurgence During Pandemic

Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the true potential of plastics. Its importance has grown manifold during Covid pandemic due to demand for hazmat suits, N95 masks, gloves, visors, goggles, shoe covers – all of which are made of Polypropylene/plastics. 

World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 89 million medical masks, 76 million examination gloves and 1.6 million goggles will be needed for Covid-19 response every month while the pandemic lasts. So, this indicates the need for the plastic industry to rise to the challenge to ensure coronavirus free India.

The chemicals & petrochemicals sector is a crucial component of the Prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a $5 trillion economy.  This sector is the mainstay of industrial development and provides building blocks for many downstream industries.

Further it is also contributing to make his vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat come true.

Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya while addressing a Webinar today organized by FICCI, has assured that government within the ambit of law, will do whatever is possible to protect the plastic industry from the impact of COVID-19.

This is a Press Information Bureau Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team