Kerala Police Starts Organic Farming in Their Compounds

Forty-one-year-old PR Sunu reaches his office a little after 7 every morning. Once there, the government employee from Ernakulam proceeds to get hold of a garden hose. The next half hour is spent watering the plants in the 25 cents plot adjacent to his office, that has now been converted to an organic vegetable garden.

Sunu is the Sub-Inspector of Mulavukadu police station in Ernakulam and the daily routine of the 18-odd police personnel at the station either begins or ends with tending to the organic vegetable garden they cultivate.

Mulavukavu police station is one among the many police stations in the state that is in the process of being converted to green police stations, as part of the government’s “Haritha Keralam” initiative.