Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kozhikode District Collector gets local water body cleaned in exchange of free biryani; public happily oblige: IBN live

KOZHIKODE: IAS officer Prasanth Nair has been known for bringing innovative ideas to get work done in Kozhikode district of Kerala. Recently, the Dictrict Collector asked locals to Pisharikavu lake in Koyilandy in exchange of; yes, a sumptuous plate of Kozhikode special biryani. Needless to say, locals happily obliged.

Nair on 26th January posted on Facebook that how the cleaning of the lake, which was polluted and covered with slug and water hyacinth, was a daunting task and how volunteers together managed to clean it. "Congratulations to all the volunteers who got together this morning to clean up the Pisharikavu lake in Koyilandy. Cleaning up a 57,000 square meter water body is not a small deal!"

The Biryani was funded by the a portion of the drought prevention fund of the district administration. Nair had mentioned in an earlier post on Facebook that maintenance of water bodies is essential for prevention of drought.

The District Collector is known for bringing innovative ideas for civil improvement in the area and has earned a huge fan following for his good work. Popularly known as 'Collector Bro', Nair is known to encourage crowd funded events.

Author: IBN live

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