‘Set up Greater Sabarimala Devpt Authority’

Published: 19th November 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th November 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-


SABARIMALA:  Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam  general secretary Kummanam Rajasekharan has called for setting up of Greater Sabarimala Development Authority to implement infrastructure and basic sector projects utilising funds from the Central government.

Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Kummanam Rajasekharan said an integrated and broad mechanism was needed to address the issue of providing basic facilities to the increasing number of pilgrims, especially when Sabarimala was likely to be declared a national pilgrim centre.

Terming the Sabarimala Master Plan outdated, as the plan was prepared more than a decade ago without taking into confidence the interests of pilgrims, Rajasekharan said the faithful were now encountering problems like inadequate supply of medicated water and insufficient toilet facilities.

He said the government and Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) have failed to provide basic facilities to the lakhs of pilgrims, who come here for worshipping Lord Ayyappa.

Rajasekharan also blamed the Travancore Devaswom Board for not taking any steps to augment the water storage capacity of Kunnar dam, an important source of water for Sabarimala.

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