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How ‘green’ are India’s elections?

Updated : April 22, 2019 04:14 PM IST

To curb the use of single-use plastics during the elections, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and the Election Commission of India sent out advisories to states and Union Territories recommending that parties avoid the use of single-use plastic banners.
The Election Commission has also included it as an advisory in its Model Code of Conduct, which is a set of guidelines parties are supposed to follow ahead of elections.
However, the guidelines are not legally binding, and they have been considered optional.
How ‘green’ are India’s elections?

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