The district administration is all set to launch a programme from April 23 to clean the Tamirabharani and remove encroachments along the river course.
Though the river had been cleaned on various occasions, the latest drive will be started in the upstream and then coming down.
The initiative, ‘Thooya Porunai; Nellaikku Perumai’ (‘Pure Tamirabharani; Pride of Tirunelveli’), is organised as an integral part of the ongoing ‘Nellai Neervalam’ (Tirunelveli Water Resources) activities, which was launched recently to clean the water bodies in the district to improve irrigation and groundwater table.
Moreover, the need for conserving the Tamirabharani that gave birth to ancient civilization at Aditchanallur, Sivakali, Korkkai etc. was highlighted during the recently held ‘Porunai Nellai Book Fair’ also, which elicited rousing response from the public, especially from the school and the college students.
“The objective behind conserving this sacred river is to…