Measures to be Adopted

For Pilgrims

  • Pilgrims must understand that the whole area-hill or forest – is a sacred place, not just the shrine within it.
  • Trash disposal is a key issue. Pilgrims must keep in mind that they should not litter the forest with food leftovers, plastic bags and bottles, and other items
  • Pilgrims must be banned from carrying plastic bags and bottles before they start their pilgrimage
  • The pilgrims may be cautioned not to make noises or sing or use musical instruments as these may disturb wildlife.
  • Adequate measures have to be taken not to infringe on the animal corridor. One should coordinate with forest officials as they are well aware of the movement of animals
  • As we regard animals as sacred, it is the prime responsibility of each and every pilgrim to safeguard the animal wealth of our country.

For the administration

  • Adequate signages in English and vernacular languages are required to guide pilgrims to drop litter in the bins and keep the temple premises clean are essential.
  • Composting and recycling initiatives could become an example to other places of worship
  • All polythene bags must be banned
  • Pilgrims must carry reusable water bottles for drinking water
  • Local municipalities must provide adequate toilet facilities and keep them clean
  • Pilgrims must keep the temple premises clean
  • Solar power installations to provide lighting and for cooking will cut carbon emissions as well as energy-efficient light bulbs
  • Rainwater harvesting structures would conserve water and reduce COemissions
  • Fuel-efficient cooking methods must be used during festivals.


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