Siddipet: Finance Minister T Harish Rao, who distributed cloth masks to sanitation workers in Siddipet, called upon the people to use only cloth masks to protect the soil health.
Stating that the protection of self and environment were equally important, Rao appealed to the people to use biodegradable masks to protect the earth. The Minister educated them on how the non-biodegradable masks harm the earth and environment at large.
The Minister himself wore a cloth mask rather than a N-95 mask to drive home the point. He called upon the sanitation workers to mandatorily wear masks besides washing their hands often with soap or use sanitiser to protect themselves from possible infection of coronavirus.
The Minister said use of cloth masks would also increase the demand for cotton which would eventually benefit the farmers.
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