House cleaned up within 45 minutes; Kuttanad joins hands for super cleaning
Alappuzha: People have started cleaning up their houses dumped with slush after the deluge. Kaniyamparambil Madhu arrived at his house near Nedumudi bridge after the flood water receded.
Madhu started cleaning the floors and household articles covered in mud with the help of a few neighbours, but soon the team grew into an army of 30 members. Within 45 minutes, the house was completely clean.
About 75,000 people from various places in the state have arrived in Kuttanad to take part in the Super Cleaning mission. All of them worked together for the rehabilitation of flood affected people.
The target of the mission is to make all the houses clean and fit for accommodation within three days. On the first day, about 20,000 houses in 15 panchayats except for Kainakari in Kuttanadu were cleaned up. Ministers G. Sudhakaran, Thomas Issac, P. Thilothaman, MLAs and others also joined the mission.
Special teams are assigned to check the strength of the buildings and presence of reptiles. After the slush is removed, the houses have to be super chlorinated using bleaching powder solution. Then the house will be washed using fresh water. Before returning, the family members will be distributed with preventive medicines and an awareness session is given to the head of the family.
Every team comprises of electricians, carpenters and other skilled labourers. People had started washing the soiled clothes remaining in the houses. Also the cattle and pet animals shifted during the flood were brought back. The cleaning mission targets to make almost all houses in Kuttanadu except for Kainakari area fit for habitation by August 30.
Minister G. Sudhakaran opined that the people have taken up the Kuttanadu super cleaning mission and huge support is the proof for that. The state government attempts to resolve the drawbacks in Swaminathan Commission and implement it, he said.
Even the ministers and MLAs took part in the cleaning mission. Minister G. Sudhakaran participated in the cleaning of Kaithavanathara native Jayaprakash’s house. Matsyafed chairman P. P. Chitharanjan and householder Sarala also was with the minister. Also a shop nearby was cleaned under the leadership of the minister.
Pulinkunnu hospital was cleaned under the leadership of minister Thomas Issac. Minister P. Thilothaman arrived to clean Muttar panchayat office. A. M. Arif MLA cleaned Kottaram Bhagavathi temple premises and U. Prathibha MLA joined the mission in Thakazhi.