Suchitwa Mission Ernakulam gets massive public support
By Express News Service | Published: 04th August 2017 01:13 AM |
KOCHI: The efforts of the district administration and the Suchitwa Mission to implement the green protocol is being adopted with enthusiasm. Several organisations and people are moving proactively towards eschewing disposable items at weddings and other functions. Many are replacing paper plates, cups and napkins at functions with steel crockery and towels. “We are getting a lot of support from the public and organisations for implementing the green protocol in the district,” said Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla. “After the project got underway last month, several of them evinced an interest in it. We are also giving certificates and star ratings for efforts to keep nature clean.”
Inspired by the project, TDM Hall, owned by the Ernakulam NSS Karayogam, has pioneered a blanket ban on the use of disposable items. “We have invested around Rs 15 lakh towards this attempt to go back to the basics. The move initiated by the district administration should get the attention it deserves,” said P Ramachandran, general secretary, Ernakulam Karayogam, which adopted the green protocol a few months back.
The district administration has also imposed the green protocol at Malayattoor and other religious festivals. “We have formulated an action plan for the next festival season. We are also planning to kick-start a mass campaign ahead of Onam to make it a disposable-free festival,” said an officer with the District Suchitwa Mission.