Karimnagar: The involvement of police personnel in social activities has gone up after formation of Telangana State. As part of friendly policing, policemen have adopted tanks in rural areas and revived them by removing silt and clearing bushes.
They have also developed model police stations besides inculcating sense of patriotism among the people by singing national anthem every day in Jammikunta and other areas.
In a fresh development, Karimnagar Commissionerate police declared war against plastic menace by banning the use of plastic in all its police stations.
Based on Police Commissioner VB Kamalasan Reddy’s instructions, plastic was banned in all police stations from September 8.
There are 21 police stations in Karimnagar commissionerate limits. Earlier, cops and staff used to use plastic cups to drink tea, plastic bottles for water and covers to carrying food material and others.
Both staff and complainers have been asked not to use plastic material in stations.
Speaking to Telangana Today, Kamalasan Reddy said all plastic materials, including cups, bottles, dustbins and buckets were discarded from all police stations in commissionerate limits.
The process which began a month ago was completed a week ago. Now, all the police stations in the Commissionerate limits were plastic free, he informed.
He also informed that they also conducted an awareness programme in Katnapalli village and distributed jute bags.
Karimnagar Municipal Corporation has also begun efforts to ban plastic from August 15. Besides distributing cloth bags with the help of NGOs, awareness rallies have been conducted as part of sanitation drive.