Publication: The Times of India

In Anandpur Sahib, Focus On ‘Green Polls’

Published Date: 18-May-2024

Mohali: The General Election Observer of Anandpur Sahib constituency, Dr Heera Lal, on Thursday held a meeting with all district election officers, SSPs, assistant returning officers and AROs of the parliamentary constituency at Mohali to discuss modalities of holding a ‘Green Election.’To neutralise carbon content generated during the election process, it is planned to plant maximum trees and ensure minimum use of plastic during training, dispatch and collection of EVMs by polling teams and at counting centres. Dr Lal said that in the light of the Election Commission of India's concept of 'Green Election', our slogan should be free, fair, transparent and environmentally friendly election process. He said that for this purpose, political parties and candidates should be encouraged not to use 'single use plastic', and the govt staff engaged in the election arrangements should also be asked to be a part of this campaign.“When we train the polling staff, we should not scatter garbage at all at that place and take care of cleanliness. Similarly, on the day when polling parties depart from the dispatch centers to polling booths and later on returning in the next evening to deposit the EVMs, cleanliness should be maintained,” Dr Lal said. During the meet, the poll officers and DSPs were asked to implement the green election plan in principle. He also directed officials to provide different types of saplings to voters, who can plant them in their homes or farms. “In this way, we will be able to implement the concept of Green Election in its true spirit,” Dr Lal said.


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