Devaswom board to seek 100 acre forest land to arrange facilities for women


Thiruvananthapuram: The Devaswom board will request for 100 acres of land to the forest department in the wake of supreme court order allowing women of all age to enter Sabarimala. The land is required for arranging facilities for women.

The decision will be taken in the meeting of Devaswom board on Wednesday. They will also think about providing a separate queue for women. The board is planning to request land to the forest department through the government.

The Devaswom board has the responsibility to arrange these facilities at the earliest as only two months are left for the pilgrim season. Devaswom board president M Padmakumar had informed the media on Friday that the requirements will be fulfilled after discussions with government. The basic facilities for women will be arranged in Sannidanam and Pamba.

The decision about allowing women of all age groups to ascend the 18th step will also be taken. The Devaswom board is planning to make special facilities for women for this. It has been decided to continue the rebuilding works in Sabarimala which is being carried out in cooperation with KIIFB considering the new development as well.

The board informed that the final decision will be taken after the discussion on Wednesday.

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