Navneet Vermani, Chandigarh, 10th October, 2008 :Chandigarh Administration’s called for” Plastic Ban” for the Advocacy of Environmental Laws. No doubt initially there is going to be some problem, on both sides, i.e. buyers as well as seller. There is always resistance when there is some change. But I am not going to talk about pros and cons of plastic usage. Let’s talk about the funny side of a sudden change.
Last Friday I had gone for some work in Sector 46, Chandigarh. On my way back I saw Apni Madi (Farmers Market) there and decided to buy vegetables. From there as the other Apni Madi’s in Sector 15/33 were closed. As I had not gone especially for vegetables, I had no provision of bag with me, and as you know no provision of poly bags from the vendor’s side. I started with cucumber, somehow he folded them in paper and it was done. Papaya was also managed in the other hand, but what about peas (matar) intelligently I folded peas in a newspaper and put in the shirt. Green chilies found a place in my pocket.
Coriander got a berth at my shirt’s pocket; palak ki guchchi was tucked in the figure. Thank God, palak is sold tied with a string. That was all I could manage at that time. Now the challenge was to take out the car keys from the pocket. I stood in front of the car trying how to get the hard task done. A person saw me for a while and felt that I badly need a helping hand. So he offered me to hold the things for me. As the things were intact in my hands, I…. (don’t laugh) asked him to put his hand in my pocket to take out the keys and open the door. Initially he smiled but he did it. Thanks to him. But what I was thinking that one could hardly think of such a repercussion of plastic ban.