A helping hand

PROJECT SIRUTHULI, an initiative to revive tanks in Coimbatore, has generated hopes of a lasting solution to the city's water problems.

Students have contributed their mite to the project by not only donating money, but also by lending a helping hand to the efforts to clean the garbage-choked tanks and channels. NSS volunteers of the Mani Higher Secondary School and the Government HSS, Alandurai, camped at the Vedapatti village for 10 days and cleaned Chithiraichavadi channel. The channel, which connects tanks in the city to the Noyyal river, had been a dumping ground of plastic waste and was replete with bushes and thorny shrubs.

Students cleared the channel, which brings water to the Krishnampathy and Kumarasamy tanks.

Lauding the students' efforts, the managing trustee of Siruthuli, Vanitha Mohan, emphasised the need to preserve water bodies in the city. Those who participated in the drive included the Chithiraichavadi Channel Ayacutdar's Association president Rangaraj and the Vedapatti town panchayat president, Vellingiri.

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