The Tourism Department has joined hands with the civic administration to take up a campaign to improve cleanliness in places of tourist attraction.

Eighteen garbage bins, acquired at a cost of Rs.94, 000 by the department, to be placed in the heritage town of Srirangam, were handed over to the Tiruchi Corporation on Tuesday. Collector Jayashree Muralidharan formally handed over the bins to the Corporation Commissioner V.P.Thandapani and also flagged off a rally to sensitise people on the need to maintain public cleanliness in the town.

While the administration was taking steps to prevent the use of plastic products among commercial establishments, members of the public should come forward to give up the use of non-degradable plastics. About 300 students of Bishop Heber College, J.J.College of Engineering and State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology participated in the rally from the Amma Mandapam to the Rajagopuram in Srirangam.

R.Dhandapani, Tourism Officer, and other officials were present.