These organizations have pledged that they will continue with the cleanliness drive.

Dumping in water bodies 4000 liquor bottles fished out from Coimbatore lake
news Monday, June 13, 2016 - 21:10

This lake is the perfect example of how people use water bodies as places for dumping all kinds of waste. On Sunday, more than 4000 liquor bottles were fished out from the Singanallur lake in Coimbatore.

These bottles were found during a cleanliness drive by 55 students and members of different NGOs.

A volunteer told The Covai Post, “We cleaned up plastic waste last week in the lake and found that there were also liquor bottles. So we planned an exclusive drive to clean liquor bottles.”   

About six organizations including Animal Rescuers, Green Global Trust, Siragugal and Sixth Sense Foundation along with the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation were part of the drive.

These organizations have pledged that they will continue with the cleanliness drive.

Soon after the deluge in December last year, the Madras High Court had ordered that there should not be any further intrusions, dumping of garbage or solid waste in water bodies and had asked the Tamil Nadu government to take action against the same.

Pallikaranai marsh- a vital conduit for rainwater that acts as an aquifer to the Chennai city's groundwater reserves had depleted drastically due to dumping of waste. It came down from 6,000 hectares in the 1960s to 593 hectares by 2012, according to Times of India.

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