Talking about the plastic ban in the State, he urged CIPET to create awareness and educate people about the need to recycle and reuse plastic items properly, besides focusing on ways to replace conventional plastics with biodegradable polymers.
Mr. Naidu applauded CIPET for training thousands of people, mostly from economically weaker sections to reach higher positions in the plastics industry.
Explaining the vast opportunities available in healthcare, petro-chemical and transportation industries, the Vice-President said India ranked among the top five consumers of polymers in the world.
Mr. Naidu released a souvenir and a commemorative stamp on the occasion. He also distributed awards to technology innovators in petrochemical and downstream plastics processing industry.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Chemicals and Fertilizers D.V. Sadananda Gowda spoke.