New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) The textiles ministry today said it is working on replacing plastic bags with reusable jute bags designed by Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design.

The ministry in a statement said that workshops were conducted on the campuses of National Institute of Fashion Technology in Bhopal and New Delhi to sensitise students and staff regarding recycling and converting old clothing materials into useful carry and hand bags.

“The ministry is working on replacing plastic bags with reusable jute bags designed by National Institute of Ahmedabad which are being used at SAFAL and Mother Dairy outlets,” it said.

It also said that the textile committee in Mumbai has organised a cleanliness drive at Prabhadevi beach and removed ten tonnes of garbage.

Senior officers of the ministry visited various offices and public sector undertakings located in different parts of the country to motivate staff for cleanliness.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.