New Delhi, June 5, 2016: BJP State President of Kerala Kummanam Rajasekharan has just given the news that will delight environmentalists and those who want to see River Pampa come back to life.
In a tweet he had said that the Government of India is sending in a committee that would study the possibility of rejuvenating holy river Pampa.
A Ganga like rejuvenation plan was earlier sought by Kummanam Rajasekharan.
His proactive stance on the rejuvenation of Pampa seems to have helped get the spotlight on the project. It also helps that the central government is considered to be pro-river revival in India and is already running the Namami Gange project which is attempting to restore the holy river Ganga in her full glory.
Pampa is also considered to be the River Ganga of the Southern India and Sabarimala temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, is also located on the banks of Pampa.
— KummanamRajasekharan (@Kummanam) June 5, 2016
Even Asia’s largest Christian meet, the Maramon convention is held every year on Pamba riverbed.
Besides this the biggest Hindu Convention in Kerala, the Cherukolppuzha Hindumatha Parishath is also held on the bed of the River Pampa.
River Pampa is also the third longest river in Kerala and with its arterial network it is spread out in several areas and afffects the conomy of the state as well. It is the lifeline in Kuttanad which is Kerala’s rice-bowl.
Not just that, lakhs of people in Allappuzha, Idukki and Pathanamthitta depend on Pampa river for their daily use.
In short, the river is part and parcel of Kerala and its revival can also help boost tourism in the state.
River Pampa is also known as the Pamba river and is one of the most important water resources in the Southern Part of India, but of late it had shrunk in size due to lack of conservation efforts.