Thiruvananthapuram: The meeting convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has decided to conduct extensive sanitation drive at Sabarimala before the beginning of the pilgrimage season.
Rs 20 lakh will be sanctioned immediately for completing the work of the biogas plant being built by Erumeli panchayath. CM has instructed the panchayath to complete the work of the bio gas plant within a month. Pollution control board should submit the report regarding increasing the capacity of incinerator installed here.
CM said that the state would seek the help of Centre to implement the sanitation scheme for the rivers connected with Sabarimala pilgrimage modeled on the scheme to protect the Vembanad Lake. CM has instructed to prepare a comprehensive scheme for this with the help of experts from the state and outside.
Dewasom Board and Pollution Control Board should head the sanitation programme. For this checking would be carried out at Pamapa and Sannidhanam.
Tender process related to the long term contracts for sanitation at Sabarimala will be completed soon and the work would start soon after the end of this season, said CM.