The pre-monsoon cleaning drive in the City Corporation area will begin on Monday. A meeting, convened to chart out plans for the drive, was inaugurated by Mayor K Chandrika on Wednesday.
During the last one week, discussions have been going on which were attended by department heads and health and sanitation committee convenors who decided on the roles each has to perform.
A disaster management cell will function in the Corporation with the required equipment that will have the cooperation of police, Fire and Rescue Services, Revenue Department and the disaster management wing of the Corporation. By Friday, in all wards of the Corporation, an action plan has to be formulated by the ward and health and sanitation committees.
Activities to remove the garbage accumulated in various places in the city would also commence alongside. Month-long awareness programmes on sanitation will be organised at government and public sector institutions and schools.
An action council has been formed with Kudumbashree workers as members which will inspect 100 houses led by Ayalkkoottam and carry out source-level eradication measures. As part of ‘dry-day’ observance, source-level eradication activities are scheduled to be held on May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7.
Deputy Mayor G Happykumar presided over Wednesday’s.
Standing committee chairpersons S Pushpalatha, Palayam Rajan, Shajitha Nazar, V S Padmakumar, Syamkumar, K S Sheela and Vanaja Rajendrababu, UDF leader Johnson Joseph, BJP leader P Asok Kumar, DMO, DPM, department heads, Corporation secretary S Venkatesapathy and health officer C Ummuselma were present.