Sunday, April 4, 2010

Steps to revive Pampa mooted

PATHANAMTHITTA: River Pampa, the lifeline of Central Kerala, and its tributaries are fast undergoing a disastrous degeneration process. Thanks to mans callous neglect of nature and excessive intervention in these water sources, ultimately leading to a series of socio-environmental issues.

A study conducted by D. Padmalal, senior scientist attached to the Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS), in association with Kozhencherry-based eco group Pampa Parirakshana Samithi (PPS), has revealed that the Pampa riverbed has already gone down by five to six metres from its bed level 20 years ago.

Unscientific sand-mining had been the main causative factor for the present sad state of affairs with the once-prolific river system, said Dr. Padmalal.

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