Staff Reporter

We will take efforts to bring water from the Kuzuthurai river, says Chairman

Nagercoil: Necessary steps would be taken to tackle water scarcity, if any during the summer in Nagercoil municipal limit, said the chairman of the council, Asokan Solomon.

Presiding over a council meeting here on Friday, he said that it was not possible to make use of water from Ulakkaiarivi as it cost Rs.24 for 1000 litres to make it potable. Because there was a provision to spend only Rs.17 per 1000 litres. It was also decided to desilt borewells and purchase three motors to ensure uninterrupted supply of potable water during the summer.

The municipality would explore the ways and means to bring water from the Kuzuthurai river and to hold a discussing with the PWD officials in this connection.

The council members complained that the entire area was dumped with garbage and the responsibility of the contractors who were responsible to ensure the municipal limit from any kind of pollution was not satisfactory.

For this the chairman assured them that immediate steps would be taken to remove the garbage and action against the erring contractors (private persons).

The councillors also urged the municipal authority to remove the hoarding put up in and around Manimedai clock tower. They also urged the Department of Health to take steps to prevent mosquito menace.