To save the environment from the plastic used in pens, a mahant from Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli has started an initiative to make pens out of paper. Mahant Krishna Bihari of Dalmau’s Khandeshwari Ashram make these pens using discarded newspapers and distribute them free of cost. “Plastic pollutes the environment. So I started this. People help me. Though we distribute pens for free, some people give me money and ask to take this initiative forward,” he told ANI
Rae Bareli: A mahant of Dalmau’s Khandeshwari Ashram has started making pens using paper, says ‘Plastic pollutes environment. So I started this. People help me. We’re distributing pens free of cost but some people give me money asking to take this initiative forward’ (31.07.2018) pic.twitter.com/BkM7KLMZCM
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To promote Krishna Bihari’s cause, many from the Ashram have joined him. Now, they manufacture pens on daily basis. Also, to keep the workers motivated, mahant and the Ashram make sure to pay them.
One of the workers said, “these pens are made using newspapers, which is better than using plastic as it does not pollute the environment.”
Krishna Bihari and his crew have made around 400 pens so far.
The mahant also said that as the government doesn’t want us to use plastic, so he is trying to make pens out of plastic as it is biodegradable. He further added, “And, it would not pollute the environment. This also provides some employment to some.”