Thiruvananthapuram: After facing the tragedy of fierce rain and severe floods, the Kerala government has now gathered in the difficult and extravagant work of cleanliness of all the places where flood water has descended.
Official sources said that the state government has set up a control room here to coordinate the cleaning process across the state. The responsibility of cleaning has been entrusted to local bodies.
Harith Kerala Mission, which works in the field of waste management, organic farming, and water resources management, will also assist in this cleaning process. The mission will set 50 pump sets in different areas of the state.
Teams are drawn from different areas, including electricians and plumbers, have also been deployed.. 50,000 self-helpers will also help to clean houses and public places filled with slush and debris dumped by the floods.
After the water level has landed, people have started returning to their homes, but still 13.43 lakh people are living in 3,520 relief camps across the southern state. Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan will go to various relief camps of the state. He had held a series of review meetings and monitored the rescue operations during the period of crisis.
Water Resources Minister Matthew T. Thomas said that the Kerala Water Resources Authority has taken steps to provide safe drinking water in the affected areas. He said that during floods, 1,089 water supply lines were affected. More than 800 of these have been improved while others will be cured soon.