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June , 2015
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Plastic choking Gir, the pride of Gujarat

Source: Economic Times, Date: June , 2015

However, plastic has now invaded the entire Gir sanctuary which is the last abode of Asiatic lions. In fact, around 200 km of public roads pass through the sanctuary, of which nearly 175 km is in Gir (west) division. Plastic empty water bottles and packets of snacks is strewn on both sides of the roads in the protected area. Concerned, the forest department on Friday launched the first-ever drive to clean the sanctuary of plastic. While rough estimates suggest that there could be 10 tonnes of plastic inside the sanctuary, on the first day itself, volunteers collected about 580 kg plastic waste from Gir (west) division.

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