A Rs 2 crore proposal for the desilting of the Mukkadal dam is awaiting government clearance, according to Nagercoil Municipality Chairperson M.Meena Dev.

Presiding over the municipal council meeting here on Tuesday, she said monsoon failure had caused the water level in the dam to drop. The Mukkadal dam is the only source of drinking water for Nagercoil town.

Councillors complained about poor sanitation and the encroachment into the Christopher bus stand at Vadaserry.

Other issues raised at the meeting included the condition of the mofussil bus stand, the unhygienic food sold on the bus stand premises, and poor drainage in the area.

Responding to the complaints, Municipal Engineer K.Rajan assured the councillors that the encroachments on the mofussil bus stand would be removed within a week and that stringent action taken against the eateries selling unhygienic and adulterated food.

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