Development works undertaken on the Kozhikode beach has made it attractive.
The vast sandy expanse, tiled areas with benches to relax makes a visit to the beach a memorable experience. The children's park adds to the attraction.
Causerina trees were the only attraction on the beach a few years ago. More causerina saplings should be planted in the area. Corporation authorities should see that more restaurants and better toilet facilities there.
They should also take action to ensure that the beach is clean. Hope authorities will look into the matter.
Address shortage of drinking water
There is severe shortage of drinking water at many places in Kozhikode district. At rural Kuttiadi, people have to wait for hours to get sufficient drinking water.
There seems to be shortage of Kerala Water Authority personnel to ensure uninterrupted supply of drinking water.
It is shocking that people have to spend valuable time to collect water, which is not enough to meet their basic needs.
District Collector Dr. P.B. Salim, who is leading a laudable campaign to rid the district of plastic waste, should take action to end scarcity of drinking water, which is a basic necessity.
The government is learnt to have given instructions to Census enumerators to classify coconut and areca nut as garden crop instead of agricultural crop.
This could be an attempt to take away subsidies and other forms of financial assistance given to the growers of these crops. The decision would adversely affect the livelihood of farmers. I
t is difficult to differentiate between garden crops and agricultural crops. Classifying these as separate groups is not proper. When welfare schemes are planned on the basis of Census-based data for the next Five Year Plan, coconut and areca nut farmers would be affected adversely. The decision should be withdrawn in the interests of farmers and the State.