Even before the Left Democratic Front government is slated to assume office on 25 May, the designated Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seems to have made a right move, by urging party workers to re-use flex boards used for campaigning. Taking inspiration from their leader, the DYFI unit at Mannazhi has started a model initiative to collect and reuse the flex panels as vegetable grow bags.
These grow bags will now be distributed during the swearing in ceremony among people who are keen to cultivate vegetables.
Earlier, the Kerala government had decided to ban flex boards. But the decision was put on hold after it raised protests from the industry.
In order to boost eco-friendly election practices, Vijayan had suggested that the party members make good use of flex boards after the elections.
In a Facebook post, Vijayan reciprocated the DYFI move and lauded its initiative to make grow bags using the flex panels. Vijayan also appealed to all to recycle and make use of the flex boards which otherwise is hazardous to the environment.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:07 PM IST