Election Commission

Election Commission promotes environmentally sustainable elections

Posted On: 26 MAR 2024 5:14PM by PIB Agartala

Agartala, 26th March, 2024: The Election Commission is promoting environmentally sustainable elections during the ensuing Lok Sabha and assembly polls. The Commission has issued directions to election machinery and political parties to minimize use of paper for voter list and electoral materials. The poll body has emphasized on the use of eBooks and eDocuments and asked to ensure double-side printing and layout optimization.
The directions have been issued to encourage electronic mode of communication during the ensuing polls.  The Commission has asked the election machinery and political parties to avoid single-use plastic completely and ensure separate collection bins and proper signage during the Lok Sabha and assembly polls for eco-friendly elections.

Ensuring adequate disposal facilities for each type of waste, promoting eco-friendly vehicles for transport as well as encouraging carpooling and public transport during the polls have also been highlighted by the poll panel. Directions have been given to the political parties to encourage renewable energy utilization for campaign events. The instructions have also been given to consolidate polling locations to cut distance traveled by officials and voters for sustainable elections.

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