State Issues Protocol For Functions: Recipe for green Kerala – Plantain leaf plates, steel glasses

Muslim organisations in Kerala last week decided to follow the protocol for iftar parties during the ongoing month of Ramzan

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:June 7, 2017 12:59 am
kerala green protocol, kerala weddings protocol, plantain leaves, steel glasses, kerala news, latest news, indian express Kerala Suchitwa Mission (KSM) has launched the drive in the Kannur, Ernakulam, Kollam and Alappuzha, where a few weddings were held as per the protocol. (Illustration by C R Sasikumar)

The Kerala government has issued a green protocol for functions like weddings for making the state cleaner and greener. Officials said the use of plastic and thermocol-based non-degradable items for weddings and similar events will be discouraged. Instead, organisers of such events will asked to use environment-friendly items. Food will be served on plantain leaves and drinking water in steel glasses instead of plastic-based disposable items.

Kerala Suchitwa Mission (KSM) has launched the drive in the Kannur, Ernakulam, Kollam and Alappuzha, where a few weddings were held as per the protocol. KSM director (operations) C V Joy said that the initiative was launched to make Kerala plastic-free. “The main objective of the initiative is to reduce the use of plastic in daily life. Plastic articles, including glasses and plates, are used in large numbers during functions, especially marriage ceremonies, in the state. Instead, use of plates and other utensils made of glass and environment-friendly metals would be promoted.’’

KSM had last month honoured a newly-wed couple in Kollam district for having organised their marriage reception as per the protocol. The drive is being implemented with the support of socio-cultural and religious organisations.

Muslim organisations in Kerala last week decided to follow the protocol for iftar parties during the ongoing month of Ramzan. They issued a directive during namaz last Friday. They agreed to avoid plastic-based products at iftar parties as per the state government directive.

Local administration minister K T Jaleel said that iftar parties are expected to set a new model.

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    shailendra kumar
    Jun 7, 2017 at 1:37 am
    firstly all govts can do is to provide drinking water from water ATM's so that people are not forced to buy water bottles. second all hotels and restaurants and banks and big business establishments must supply free and clean drinking water as part of corporate social responsibility . It is shameful that in india where the culture is to first offer water to anyone who comes home here these western multinational b ed restaurants to force people to buy toxic colas do not offer water to customers and compel them to buy either cola buy combo pricing of the product and also by tel customers to buy water as it is not available . The indian climate requires the drinking of water often and hence the intelligent britishers had made a law that all eating places will serve free water to customers ; which the govts are negating in trying to give huge profits to foreigners for sel the toxic and unhealthy colas. And gradually all indian restaurants have also learned the wrong practice.
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