PATHANAMTHITTA: Travancore Devaswom Board member Subhash Vasu has said that appam, prasadam production would be mechanised in the forthcoming pilgrimage season. Addressing a Meet-the-Press programme here on Saturday, the TDB member said that the plant would have a manufacturing capacity of 25,000 appams a day.
The cost of the project, estimated at ` 2 crore, would be met from sponsorship, Subhash Vasu said. The pilot run would begin during the pilgrimage season and the plant would achieve its full production capacity during the Vishu season, he said.
The TDB member added that 48 bio-urinals would be set up on the Swami Ayyappan Road during the coming season.
On the traditional trekking path, 48 additional bio-urinals would be set up during the season, he said. At the Sannidhanam, 120 bathrooms would be set up before the upcoming season, the TDB member added.