Madurai

Tamirabarani clean-up begins

60 km-stretch will be cleaned in Tirunelveli district

Tirunelveli

Collector Shilpa Prabhakar Satish started a clean-up drive of Tamirabarani here on Wednesday.

The Collector, who started the drive at Jatayu Theertham in Naranammalpuram, said that the 60 km-stretch of the river in Tirunelveli district would be cleaned as part of the drive.

“Coincidentally, Swachhata Hi Seva campaign has been started by the Prime Minister. On similar lines, ‘Mission Clean-up Tamirabarani’ has been going on for the past two years,” she said.

The riverbed would be cleaned using diggers, and clean-up activity would be taken up by volunteers.

She sought the participation and cooperation of residents in the drive for keeping the river clean. “The people should take ownership over the cleaning drive,” she said. One monitoring officer has been appointed for every kilometre along the stretch of the river.

On Saturday, thousands of students, NGOs and government officials would be participating in the activity. The activity would be completed within a week.

Volunteers, non-governmental organisations, panchayat union, DRDA and PWD staff would be taking part in the drive. Diggers would be used to clear trash and weeds including seemai karuvelam. Those who wish to contribute through manual cleaning or material help may contact the district administration, she said.

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