Kerala State government has come out with a green protocol to make the weddings in the state more nature-friendly.
As per the protocol, plastic and other non-biodegradable articles including disposable glasses and plates and thermocol decorations will not be permitted to be used in wedding ceremonies. Instead of these non-biodegradable articles, the marriage parties would be persuaded to use tumblers, plates and other utensils made of glass and environment-friendly metals. The protocol has been released as a part of the government’s anti-plastic drive and Green-Kerala Mission.
Suchitwa Mission which is the state nodal agency for sanitation, has already launched the initiative on a pilot basis in Kannur, Ernakulam, Kollam and Alappuzha. The protocol is expected to be implemented in the rest of the districts soon. The Mission is colloborating with district administration, panchayat authorities and socio-cultural and religious outfit for implementing the green protocol initiative.
For carrying out inspections at marriage halls, convention centres and hotels and other venues of the wedding ceremony, Special squads, comprising officials of Suchitwa Mission and Revenue Department will be formed. In cases of violations of the protocol, action would be taken depending on the nature of utensils and articles used in the ceremony.