Some success this, for the green brigade!!Environmental awareness is increasing day after day. I was stumped by what I saw in a school recently. All students had pens made out of wood and paper. The pens were really very good and I was told that they retail for just rupees ten apiece.
Of course, these ball pens were basic and functional. The school encouraged only the tenth standard children to use the same. The reasoning was that their handwriting might be spoiled if they do not use the fountain pen,in lower classes. Here too, I was told that the gel pens are making deep inroads.
I was not too sure if these pens could be manufactured on a mass scale. The normal pens have added to the environmental mess, as the use and throw pens also contribute to the plastic menace.
Why not encourage these green efforts? What about exemption from GST for all such products?