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Erodai Commences Dredging of Pitchakaranpallam Odai


Posted on January 18, 2016

Having earned public goodwill after giving a makeover to the Perumpallam Odai, Erodai, a social organisation working for environmental remediation in the district, has started dredging the Pitchakaranpallam Odai and Sunnambu Odai.

Close to 10,000 tonnes of garbage have been dredged out of the Perumpallam Odai that have habitations on two sides, and a little more than half the extent of wastes are expected to be removed from the other two canals.

Some of the dyeing, bleaching, printing and other polluting units have been misusing Pitchakaranpallam and Sunnambu Odais by way of releasing untreated effluent. Erodai and five other organisations UNWO – Masjid Sevai Kuzhu, Erode Spice Round Table – 211, Youth Christian Commitment, Erode Siragugal and Selva Charitable Trust that are together implementing the task, have taken on board industries also to ensure their fullest cooperation.

Erodai, said its Project Director Sudhakar, the managing director of Sudha Institute of Medical Sciences, will be getting water samples from the two canals tested on a periodic basis to detect presence of untreated effluent, in order to prevent the rate of spread of cancer and other serious ailments.

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