Discouraging the use of polythene bags as it is harming the environment in a severe manner. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has replaced plastic bags with eco-friendly compostable carry bags.
These environmental friendly carry bags will now be used for the ' karah parshad' at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple).Since long the 'karah parshad' is often given in eco friendly 'dunas' (small bowls or plates made of dry leaves), but the takeaway 'parshad' also known as pinni parshad' is carried only in polythene bags. The committee has also appealed to the sangat (masses) to make use of such bags as they are made up of starch and can be easily decomposed, enriching the soil quality. SGPC has already procured two quintal such bags to starting yesterday. As per reports, 200 quintals of plastic bags are utilised for the prasad and 65 quintals for 'pinni parshad ' in a year at the shrine. In another major development to reduce air pollution around the shrine, the SGPC is also replacing electricity generators that work with diesel with its own power sub-station of 66 KV on the premises. news courtesy ~ ani