The Hindu, Kochi, Mar, 2017 : The District Collector has banned the use and dumping of plastic and
aluminium food packages in and around the Malayattoor pilgrim area. Any such
act would invite a fine of up to 10,000,
said a press release here. The ban order is part of the efforts by the district administration and the Neeleeswaram panchayat to follow
the green protocol during the coming pilgrim season. The pilgrim season lasts
between April 1 and April 30.The dumping of plastic bottles and food containers
in the Malayattoor area has also caused the river Periyar to be polluted.