Delhi: Police Commissioner inaugurates new police canteen


Amulya Patnaik, Commissioner of Police, Delhi inaugurated the Subsidiary Central Police Canteen (SCPC) in a new building and Recycling Compost Unit at New Police Lines, Kingsway Camp, Delhi, today.  

Keeping in view the growing demands of daily use consumer items, the canteen having variety of grocery, toiletries, consumer durables, electronics goods, luggage carrier items etc has been opened in a new spacious compound. It will cater to thousands of families living in the NPL Compound and adjoining police colonies. The commodities are sold on cash and debit/credit cards of Axis Bank only. The transaction is done through computer generated bills and the principle of first come first served is followed for sale. 

SCPC is a welfare oriented and self sustained store to provide good quality of daily use consumer items to Delhi Police personnel and their family members at subsidized prices. In the canteen, items are procured from the Master Central Police Canteen CRPF, CGO Complex, New Delhi. The Canteen functions at no profit no loss basis. More than 300 beneficiaries visit the canteen daily. The monthly turnover of the canteen is about Rs 50 lakh. 

In another event, the Commissioner of Police inaugurated Recycling Compost Unit, which is first in Delhi Police. Since the New Police Lines complex is proud to have a richly green belt sprawling over 110.59 acres land, there are a large number of trees in the complex. During autumn season, a huge amount of dry leaves fall from these trees. There was a problem in the disposal of this herbal waste. Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign, a recycling compost machine will use organic waste to make organically rich manure. It will not only cater to the manure needs to Districts & Units, but will also help keep the surroundings clean. 

A Composting Machine cum Shredder cum Mixer has been installed in the workshop. This machine is an Organic Waste Reprocessor Machine and a system which works on ACUAA Technology (Advanced Composting Using Aerobic Assistance Technology) which has the technology of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and endorsed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The Composting Machine cum shredder cum Mixer is a system in which rich organic manure is generated from the organic waste generated in the campus.

Thus it is truly a decentralized waste management system that does not produce green house gases and is compatible with sustainable methods of achieving SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) set by the United Nations for the year 2020 and does not bring climate change. It also conforms to Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2016

Speaking on the occasion, CP, Delhi praised the efforts of NPL Unit for coming up with such a low cost mechanism to utilize waste to produce organic manure, which is also provided for gardening purpose to other units. This is also in consonance with the Swachh Bharat Mission of GoI, which emphasizes that the waste be disposed off in a useful way. The project will also be emulated in other Units of Delhi Police. The CP, Delhi also commended the efforts of DAP 1st Bn for providing facilities of new Subsidiary Canteen in a larger space with wider varieties of consumable items. It will benefit a large number of families living in NPL Complex and neighboring police colonies. 

S Nithianandam, Spl. CP/P&L, Muktesh Chander, Spl. CP/Ops, RS Krishnia, Spl. CP/L&O (South), SK Gautam, Spl. CP/GA, Nuzhat Hassan, Spl. CP/WS and Satish Golchha, Spl. CP/L&O(North) were also present on this occasion. reporter