'Super Cleaning Mission' in Kuttanadu to begin tomorrow
Alappuzha: A three-day long Super Cleaning Mission comprising 55,000 people has been planned in order to rehabilitate the people of Kuttanadu. This will be the largest rehabilitation campaign Kerala has ever witnessed.
Ministers Thomas Issac and G. Sudhakaran informed that the target of the mission is to take maximum number of Kuttanadu natives back to their houses by August 31.
About 50,000 people of Alappuzha and 5000 others from outside the district will take part in the mission which is to start by Tuesday and end by August 30. Among the Kuttanadu people who stay in camps, all healthy persons, except for the elderly and children, will participate in the task.
People of Kuttanadu have started returning to their houses as the flood water receded. The irrigation department conducted free boat services on Sunday to help them. Those who found their houses unfit for accommodation returned to camps in the boats by evening.
Super Cleaning process
A team comprising volunteers who worked in control rooms and those from other districts will be assigned to collect data. Three persons will visit every ward.
They will report about the availability of drinking water and possibility of diarrhoea. Also they will collect data about the cases of fever and diarrhoea in each household on August 31.
A team consisting of electricians, plumbers and carpenters will be available in every ward. Maintenance works in houses will be managed by these teams.
The engineering section of the local bodies will examine the damages of houses. Halls and auditoriums will be cleaned first.
Everybody will be distributed with preventive medicines. The slush collected from the houses will be gathered at a centre. High pressure pumps will be made available for cleaning houses.
The houses are directed to be washed using phenol. 40 tons of lime has been stored. The water collected in all flooded paddy fields will be pumped before Tuesday.
A special team will be appointed to catch snakes trapped in houses during flood. The teams are from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.