The state government
is keen to
reduce its carbon footprint. The Environment Department has created a
instructions that may soon become mandatory for all government offices.
list will be put up before the state cabinet for approval on Thursday.
committed to conservation and to tackle climate change. Hence, we have
together some small changes that can be incorporated at our level,
Environment Minister, Suresh Shetty. Some of the changes include
of paper, a complete ban on plastic at workplace, banning firecrackers
government functions and avoiding the use of official sirens other than
ambulances. All government offices will also shift to energy efficient
lights, bulbs and fan regulators that have been given four and five
the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. The department has also suggested that
employees should opt for car-pooling as far as possible since commuting
contributes to 90 per cent of carbon footprint.