Updated: Apr 2, 2022
The “NEKI KI DIWAR” drive was initialed to donate old cloths to the poor and needy people in nearby areas of the College. There are many people in need of usable clothing. There are disaster victims, underprivileged people, and children in need of clothing, and donations can help them a lot. Donation of clothes on the other hand saves the environment from a lot of harm. A report by US Environmental Protection Agency it costs $45 on average per ton to dispose of waste in a landfill. Clothing disposed in landfill releases toxic greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane into the environment when upon decomposition. Lastly, making new clothes takes hundreds of gallons of water, and the production of new textiles accounts for 10% of all carbon emissions on the planet. All of these things can be avoided if we donate clothes for reuse.
Cloth donation drive was initiated in the college through this practice. There is a dedicated place in the college where hangers have been placed to hang the clothes. The faculty members and non-teaching staffs of the college donate their unused cloths in regular intervals. The collected cloths are being handover to the NGO Manas on weekly basis. Furthermore, in various events conducted in the college under the aegis of IQAC and NSS, we encourage the participants and guests to participate in the cloth donation drive. So far the drive has been very successful in fulfilling the goal of project.
Problems encountered and resources required
Although the drive was very successful, however, a lot more needs to be done. There is lack of awareness among people. Regular campaign needs to be done in city so that more number of people can participate in cloth donation. There is lack of funds to conduct such awareness drive campaign.