All the temples in the Andra Pradesh will be free of plastic waste soon. The state government has announced orders, banning the use of plastic bags on the temple premises.
Directives were announced to the authorities of all temples to allow paper bags without the pictures of deities as a substitute for packing of prasadam and laddus, said Principal Secretary to Endowment Department JSV Prasad.
The paper covers and paper bags should be placed in dustbins after using them, he said. The government has taken a decision to prevent the use of plastic covers to save the temple premises from pollution and avoid a threat to ecology.