Once a pond but now…
Palakkad: There was a pond near Jaladha Nagar in Lakshminarayana Puram. It now lies almost covered by grass and plants making it unfit for use.
It’s nearly 20 years since this pond is lying useless. The situation has turned worse as it has even become impossible to distinguish it as a field or a pond.
The pond was owned by Kalpati Devaswom but mud gathered over the years and waste dumped by the locals have almost filled the pond.
Also the locals report that the domestic waste was dumped into the pond from the houses near the pond.
Mandalam president Manikandan said an operation committee will be formed led by Yuva Morcha to renovate the pond and a complaint will be filed with the corporation authorities regarding the same.
If the owner permits, the pond will be cleaned
The corporation cannot take up the cleaning of the pond since it’s under private ownership. Proper action will be taken after finding out about the owner, said Mattumantha ward councillor K Bhavadas.