Canals in Kochi have shrunk, states irrigation department report submitted in HC
Kochi: The width of many canals in Kochi have shrunk to less than 1 metre, said a report from the Kerala Irrigation Department.
Waste materials and aquatic plants have stopped the flow of water in many of the canals. Several small canals have disappeared while many have lost their connectivity.
A team including four assistant engineers led by Ernakulam minor irrigation central circle superintending engineer R. Baiju Chandran prepared the report. It was submitted in response to the petition filed by the Kochi Residents Association coordination committee seeking to remove the waste and debris inside Rameswaram-Kalavathi canal to solve water logging in the city.
Justice Devan Ramachandran had demanded to file a report after inspecting the canals in Kochi.