In a bid to ensure hygiene and cleanliness in the surroundings, Kerala Police is mulling to implement 'Green Protocol' in its offices across the state. As per the directive of state police chief, all police stations and related offices will follow the protocol. 
 

The project, implemented with the support of Suchitwa Mission, the state nodal agency for sanitation, aims to achieve cleanliness and hygiene in the offices of Police Department through effective waste management. 
 

As per the directive, stations and offices under the Department shall not burn plastic waste. Officers will have to resort to eco-friendly or recyclable materials instead of plastic. They should avoid disposable glasses and use tiffin boxes. Improper dumping of organic wastes is also prohibited in office surroundings, and food waste must be treated properly. Waste bins will be kept in all offices to collect food left overs. The waste collected will be used to produce bio gas or compost. Suchitwa Mission will provide technical assistance for installing biogas plants or compost units in the offices. 
 

Use of plastic plates, cups and bottles will be discouraged, and Department will make sure that the food brought from outside is served on reusable plates. Department will use shredder machine to destroy secret documents that are not needed anymore, the circular said. 
The Director General of Police also directed district police chiefs to impart classes to spread awareness on the importance of effective waste management to staff. 
 

The circular also instructs zonal ADGPs, IGs and district police chiefs to conduct monthly inspections to ensure that the guidelines are strictly followed.