Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Odisha's Kamala Moharana for her efforts in turning discarded materials into goods that can be used.
He praised the woman from Kendrapara district while sharing his thoughts in the 'Mann Ki Baat' programme."Friends, waste to wealth is also an important dimension of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Kamala Moharana, a sister from Kendrapada district of Odisha, runs a self-help group (SHG). The women of this group make many things such as baskets and mobile stands from milk pouches and other plastic packing materials," the PM said.
"If we resolve, we can make a huge contribution towards a clean India. At least we should all take a pledge to replace plastic bags with cloth bags," he added.
Reacting to Modi mentioning her, Moharana said she was delighted that the PM has recognised her work. Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted, "Thanks Kamala Mohaparna for making yourself and others self-sufficient by making use of waste to wealth."