Staff Reporter

Awareness campaign planned

KOZHIKODE: The Kallayi Puzha Samrakshana Samithi will organise a mass protest against the encroachment of the Kallayi River here.

A meeting of the samithi held at Idiyankara Yuva Sahithi hall on Tuesday decided to conduct an awareness campaign to educate the public on the need to protect the river.

The campaign will highlight aspects such as the efficacy to desilt the river and how the low-lying areas were under constant threat of being flooded owing to the silting of the river and other environmental problems.

The meeting also noted that despite 100 acres of revenue land being encroached upon by private parties, the officials had failed to initiate adequate steps in this direction.

Samithi president K. Kunhumon presided.