Kozhikode, Jan 27: Kozhikode's young and dynamic IAS officer and district collector, Prashanth Nair, who is known for his unique approach towards his work, has now offered 'biryani' to clean dirty water bodies.
On Tuesday, Jan 26, Nair on his official Facebook page posted that "people coordinated to cleanse the 14-acre Pisharikavu pond in Koyilandy of water hyacinth and slush - a feat that he describes as not that easy."
Once the water body was cleaned, Nair treated them with tempting Malabar biriyani and he paid the bill through "drought prevention fund" of the district administration.
Earlier also, Nair had strongly batted for the need to keep water bodies clean. Previously, he had posted on Facebook that water conservation and maintenance of ground water level were critical to prevention of drought in summers.
Nair's unique style of work has garnered him with a huge fan following. On Facebook, he has 1,68,002 likes! His followers fondly call him as "collector bro", as a mark of respect and admiration for him.
To look into the key issues like urban hunger and poverty, Nair launched a campaign called ‘Operation Sulaimani'.
In 2015, Nair was posted as the collector of Kozhikode and within less than a year, he has become a role model. Before that, he was secretary to the state Home Minister.
Nair admits that "being on social media makes administration more transparent, seamless, fast, publicly accountable, and ‘informal'", he was quoted as saying to the Indian Express.