It should be recalled that the middle stream of the Coonoor River, had earlier been cleared of debris by Clean Coonoor, and fenced up through the efforts of ISPRAVA Homes.
In keeping with Clean Coonoor’s commitment of cleaning the Coonoor River, operations to clean the Upper Stream will commence on World Rivers Day which falls on 22 September this year.
The entire exercise involves a 500 metre stretch which extends from the Coonoor Bridge to the slaughterhouse. It is expected to last for the greater part of a 6 week period, and will chiefly necessitate mechanical means.
Although the quantity of refuse and rubbish is expected to be much less than that excavated from the middle stream, the entire enterprise promises to be more challenging that the previous one, owing to the steepness of the banks and the paucity of access points.
If the weather permits, the organisation hopes to complete the proceedings according to schedule, and take on the Lower Stream and the main river soon.