Balaramapuram: The Muslim councils (Jamaats) here in Thiruvananthapuram district are showing the way in following the green protocol as they have shunned the use of plastic while breaking fast during the month of Ramadan.
The Anchuvannam Jamaat under the panchayat limits and the town jamaat avoid the use of plastic bottles, cups and other use-and-throw utensils right from the first day of the ongoing Holy Month.
The jamaat committees had bought steel and aluminium utensils in huge numbers in a bid to follow the green protocol. Thought this had put a huge financial burden on the mosque authorities, they are happy that these utensils could be used in the coming years.
With the green protocol in place, the mosque surroundings are free of plastic waste.
The Balaramapuram panchayat had sent a letter directing the mosques coming under its limits to follow the green protocol during the month of Ramadan.
“We decided to follow the green protocol following the direction from panchayat authorities,” said Anchuvannam Muslim Jamaat president M M Naushad.