DYFI's ‘Recycle Kerala’ donates over Rs 10 cr to CMDRF
Kochi: The ‘Recycle Kerala’ campaign by DYFI raised Rs 10,95,86537 crore for Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. The highest amount of Rs 1,65,42,059 crore was collected from Kannur district. ‘Recycle Kerala’ was the project launched by Democratic Youth Federation of India in Kerala for collecting recyclable waste to earn money for the CMDRF. The collected fund was handed over to CMDRF on Thursday.
“Rs 1,20,01,266 cr was raised from Kozhikode district and Rs 1,15,00,000 cr was raised from Thiruvananthapuram district,” said DYFI state secretary AA Rahim at a press meet here.
At the same time, he informed that 10 block committees of DYFI have raised over Rs 10 lakh. Above Rs 1 cr was collected from four districts in the state.
Through the ‘Recycle Kerala’ project, DYFI raised funds by doing several jobs. The activists collected scrap materials including old magazines and newspapers and sold it to raise money for CMDRF. They were also engaged in construction works and road tarring works as a part of this noble mission.
They purchased dhotis worth Rs 90 lakh from handloom units across the state and carried out its sale to generate its profit to ‘Recycle Kerala’ project.
From cleaning water resources, the DYFI activists collected 6.654 ton reusable waste including plastic and carried out its sale too. Apart from this, they collected 1542.7 ton plastic waste and 1519.9 ton iron waste from public places and houses. They also sold these waste materials to raise fund for CMDRF.
Interestingly, DYFI organised an auction to sale jerseys of popular Kerala sports persons Anas Edathodika, Muhammad Rafi, Sahal Abdul Samad and CK Vineet. Money collected from the auction was also reserved for ‘Recycle Kerala’ project.