India gets first green police station at city's Maurice Nagar

On World Environment Day, India’s first green police station was inaugurated at Maurice Nagar in north Delhi on Friday.

The police station has various provisions for preservation and safety of the environment.
The green police station will be kept “naturally cool” by coating its roof with slaked lime. Earthern pots will be placed on the roofs and water sprinkler system will be put in place which will be expected to reduce the overall temperature of the police station.

Consumption of electricity will be reduced as all light fittings at the police station have been changed to LED lights. All fans installed at this police station will be of five star ratings. Police are also planning to use solar panels to light the police station, said Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi while inaugurating it.

The toilets installed here are almost waterless in nature where septic tanks are capable of converting fecal matter into water and biogas through a technique called anaerobic bacterial decomposition.
Efforts are also on to replace the furniture with ones made of bamboo. For now, the station house officer’s office will be furnished with bamboo and cane furniture. Soon, other furniture too will be replaced with these, said police. Bamboo and cane furniture are believed to be environment friendly as they do not require cutting of trees.

To bring down the carbon presence, 400 areca palm plants have been planted in the police station and its nearby surroundings. These plants are strong in carbon consumption.
The general public, meanwhile, will be provided recycled paper for filing their complaints in police’s bid to promote the use of recycled paper.

Visitors to the police station will also be educated about the need to preserve the environment. Graffiti on this subject, prepared by some girl students of DU, have been put up on the walls for this purpose.

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