In areas with a thriving tourism industry, Aymanam Panchayat in the Kottayam district has been serving as the ideal example of sustainable and useful plastic disposal techniques. The panchayat is prepared to remove plastic debris from the lakes and rivers that tourists frequently choose to take boat trips in.
The Malinya Mukta Keralam (garbage-free Kerala) project, which strives to keep the streets clean, is a component of the cleaning campaign. The Haritha Karma Sena, Kudumbasree, MGNREGA workers, as well as members of the general public, collaborate on the project’s execution.
Plastic bottles and other trash will be taken out of the lakes in the twenty wards of the panchayat in order to clean them. During the 2018 flood, the Meenachil River’s tributaries carried millions of plastic bottles into the smaller lakes.The Clean Kerala firm will receive the plastic bottles that were collected as part of the cleanup campaign. Meanwhile, Haritha Karma Sena members, Kudumbasree members, MGNREGA workers, and regular citizens cleaned the plastic debris from the Koduvathra-Ayiraveli region in the first ward of the panchayat. The amazing public engagement in the plastic collection effort held in the Kareemadom-Ayiraveli-Chirayil districts made it stand out. Viji Rajesh, president of the panchayat, launched the drive.