Vikash Sharma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the efforts of Kamala Moharana, a resident from Odisha, for her efforts towards clean India mission and creating wealth from waste. She runs a self-help group (SHG) in Kendrapara district.

While addressing the nation through radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Kamala Moharana of Kendrapara runs a self-help group. The women of this group make many things like baskets and mobile stands from milk pouches and other plastic packing materials, said the PM.

“This is becoming a good source of income for them along with ensuring cleanliness,” said Modi.

According to the PM, everybody can make a huge difference and contribution towards a clean India and all should take a pledge to replace plastic bags with cloth bags.

"If we resolve, we can make a huge contribution towards a clean India. At least we all should take a pledge to replace plastic bags with cloth bags. You will see, how much satisfaction your resolution will give you, and also inspire other people," the PM stated.

“It is really a proud moment for me as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recognised my work. Now I am getting wishes from different quarters for my efforts towards promoting cleanliness mission,”said Moharana

Karunakar Sahu, a local resident said, “We congratulate Kamala Moharana for showing others a way on how to keep our surrounding clean by making best use of discarded plastic.”

PM Modi also praised the E-Sanjeevani App. Through this App,  people can consult doctors through tele-consultation. Till now, the number of tele-consultants using this app has crossed the figure of 10 crores.

“E-Sanjeevani is becoming a life-saving app for the common man of the country, for the middle class, for the people living in hilly areas. This is the power of India's digital revolution. And today we are seeing its effect in every field,”said Modi.