Keep cricket and Kerala clean!

The quantity of biomedical waste generated by hospitals in Trivandrum district is 5224 Kgs per day. Every day 2800 to 3000 tonnes of solid waste are generated by the urban towns and only 50% of this is collected for disposal. (Source: Economic Review 2010) This means around 1500 tons of solid waste are left to decompose by the roadside, in vacant plots of land, in canals, drains and water bodies. This way we end up polluting and contaminating the land, water and air, and creating a suitable environment for the spread of disease. Add to this our inability to tackle the mosquito menace, and what do we get? Chickungunya, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, H1N1…….an endless list of maladies.

Yes, we need to keep not only cricket, but also Kerala clean! I wish I could watch the India-Pak match on TV, “but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep..”

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