Lack of coordination slackens Pampa Action Plan: CM

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Pathanamthitta, Nov 15 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today said lack of coordination among various departments had led to the slackening of the implementation of the Pampa Action Plan.

Inaugurating the Pampa River Basin Authority, first of its kind in the state, in Pampa, he said the sacred river had become a stream of filth.

Mr Achuthanandan hoped that the newly-formed ''Authority'' would help restore the pristine purity of river Pampa.

Presiding, State Water Resources Minister N K Premachandran said as the first phase of Rs 18 crore Pampa Action Plan, the Irrigation Department had built a check-dam in the river Pampa spending Rs 2.06 crore and the Travancore Devaswam Board (TDB) had to take up the remaining work.

He said the government would soon form another authority to rejuvenate polluted lakes in the state.

Mr Premachandran later inaugurated the check-dam built under the Pampa Action Plan.

Ministers Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, G Sudhakaran, M Vijayakumar, Binoy Viswam, Mathew T Thomas and Mons Joseph, MPs Francis George, C S Sujatha and Chengara Surendran, MLAs Raju Abraham, K Sivadasan Nair, K C Rajagopal, Alfonse Kannamthanam and Joseph M Puthusseri, TDB President C K Guptan, members P Narayanan and P K Sumathikkutty Amma and Sabarimala high power committee chairman K Jayakumar also attended the function.

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