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Hindu Temples in Bengaluru initiate Swachh Mandir Abhiyaan – No Plastic Bags and Littering

Swachh Mandir Abhiyaan is a campaign initiated by Hindu Temples in Bengaluru with aim to keep the temple premises clean. As part of the campaign, plastic bags are banned in temples. Those spitting and littering on the temple premises are fined.
Times of India reports
Banashankari temple is one of many in Bengaluru city to have adopted several steps under Swachh Mandir Abhiyaan to ensure that temples and their surroundings are clean, Pallavi Akurathi, commissioner, Muzrai department, told TOI. These temples come under the department of religious and charitable endowments or Muzrai. 
"Alternatives like paper and cloth bags are being encouraged as there's a ban on plastic. We're distributing them for free at some temples. Boards have been installed to educate visitors on cleanliness; they tell visitors where dustbins are located. Those who don't dump waste at the designated place will be fined," she added.
A waste audit of 40 temples in the city found they generate around 5,600 kg of waste every week. All 70 temples under the muzrai department will undertake the waste management exercise in the coming days. The department is set to extend the campaign to all its 34,000 temples in the state.