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Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020 This election season, poll panel pitches for green campaign

The Election Commission has issued directions to political parties and candidates to keep their campaign ‘environment friendly’ and avoid usage of publicity material made from plastic and other hazardous materials.

The long-term deleterious impact of materials like plastics, polythene on the environment, the commission has directed that all political parties, contesting candidates and their authorized agents shall desist from utilizing environmentally hazardous materials like plastics, polythene etc. for the preparation and usage of election-related publicity materials during the elections in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

 

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/india/this-election-season-poll-panel-pitches-for-green-campaign/