MULKI: The piles of tender coconut shells which were being dumped on the roadside on way to Pavanje temple on NH 66 since the past two months, have finally been cleared. The tender coconut shells had posed health problems due to increased menace of mosquitoes in the area, worrying locals to a great extent.
On August 21, Tuesday, health officials Dr Jayaram Poojari and Dr Bhasker Kotian visited the place and instructed the Panchayat Development Officer to issue necessary instructions to a nearby shop owner who was recklessly dumping the tender coconut shells on the roadside. Heeding to the directive, the shopkeeper has cleared the shells from the area.
Locals have appreciated the timely action of the officials and have also thanked Karavali Ale, the sister publication of The Canara Times, for drawing the attention of the authorities towards the problem, by publishing a report.