Kochi News

Around 800 delegates to participate in 'Go Green' campaign by DYFI

Around 800 delegates from 24 states will be part of the ‘Go Green’ campaign launched by DYFI as part of its 10th national conference.

Published: 26th January 2017 02:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th January 2017 02:52 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

KOCHI: Around 800 delegates from 24 states will be part of the ‘Go Green’ campaign launched by DYFI as part of its 10th national conference to be held here from February 1 to 5. The preparations for the conference are in full swing and, according to DYFI leaders, right from food served to delegates to minimal use of flex hoardings, the meeting will uphold the green protocol.

The rice for preparing food for the delegates will be brought mainly from the two-acre Odiyappaadam paddy field near Nedumbassery. “The sowing took place in September last year and the harvesting is over. The yield is around 2,000 kg of rice belonging to the Uma variety,” said DYFI state joint secretary S Satheesh.

The paddy field was taken on lease and the effort of the members of DYFI Nedumbassery block committee was behind the successful paddy cultivation. “The DYFI workers took it as an opportunity to show their liking to farming. They were keen to be part of sowing, removal of weeds and harvesting. The local people, especially women, extended their support during the harvest,” said Jibin George, DYFI block secretary, Nedumbassery.

The vegetables for the delegates are also ready to be plucked. Long beans, okra, bitter gourd, snake gourd, green chilli, Indian ‘palak’ and spinach will be harvested in the coming days from the three-and-a-half acre farm at Kanjoor, near Kalady.

“All members of the DYFI Kalady block put in their efforts to make the vegetable farming a success. There were times when the motor pump became defunct. The members manually drew water from the nearby river to water the plants,” said K V Vipin, block secretary, Kalady.

The Vypeen block will bring the pearl spot and prawns cultivated in fields near Edavanakkad. “The fish is being grown on a 14-acre field,” said A P Prinil, Vypeen block secretary. “A meeting will be held on Thursday to finalise the green protocol agenda,” said Satheesh.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kochi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.