Wayanad tourism destinations to go green

A R Ajayakumar, Wayanad District Collector, convened a meeting of the task force of ‘Haritha Keralam Mission’, to declare all tourism destinations in the district plastic-free.

“As decided in the meeting, District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) will be directed to ban plastic in all tourism destinations in the district,” said the Collector after the meeting.

In order to propagate the ban of plastic, a three-day vehicle rally would be organized from January 13 to 16 with the title ‘Haritha Yanam.’

The meeting also decided to organize two district-level workshops on January 21 and 27 with an effort to restore 16 rivulets in the district. A state level workshop also will be conducted with the title ‘Jala sangamam,’ in the first week of February.

Various programmes will be organized to restore all tributary of the Kabani with the support of the public and officials of various departments. Soil Conservation and Minor Irrigation Departments would draft an action plan for the purpose.

Rain water harvesting was yet another subject came for discussion. A committee for the execution of ‘Haritha Bhavanam,’ a project aimed at promoting rainwater harvesting and organic vegetable cultivation among marginal farmers in the district also formulated during the meeting.