Purifying Mechanism to be implemented in Alappuzha Canals

Published on: 21 Dec, 2013
Published under: Alappuzha District News, Kerala Travel News

21 December 2013

Alappuzha the famous backwater destination of Kerala known as Venice of the East is soon to have natural purifying mechanism to remove pulluted water. A length of 20 km of the canals will be linked to the sea to flush out the waste and weeds.

The proposal — “Regulation of free flow of saline water from Arabian sea and flood control in canal system in Alappuzha” — was put forward by the Water Resources Department, official sources told .

The seawater will be let in through two pipes each of one-metre diameter for 14 days a cycle. The saline water will be pumped into the Commercial Canal, the Vadai Canal and three cross canals.The Uppootti Canal will be connected to the sea to let the seawater into the Commercial Canal.

The Centre for Earth Science Studies had carried out an environmental impact assessment of the project. The canals are connected to six farm collectives at the east end, which extends to 384 hectares.

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