A video from Saturday morning shows Narendra Modi walking along a beach in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, formerly known as Mahabalipuram, picking up garbage strewn on the beach and collecting it in a plastic bag. Modi was in Chennai as part of the Indo-Chinese summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping.
As mentioned in his caption, the walk lasted over thirty minutes. Although he said he was “plogging” (a Swedish fitness trend that involves jogging and picking up litter), Modi was really strolling at best.
Non-biodegradable and single-use plastic products are banned in the state of Tamil Nadu.