The Coimbatore Forest Department on Wednesday carried out a cleaning drive to remove the garbage in Marudhamalai Temple.
The road from the foothills to the main shrine of Marudhamalai Subramania Swamy Temple in Coimbatore stretches to a distance of 2km. The work of collecting plastic and biodegradable waste was carried out in the forest area adjacent to this road.
The clean-up was carried out by a team led by the District Forest Officer comprising Divisional Assistant Forest Conservator, Forest Range Officer, 25 Rangers and 10 cleaning staff from Maruthamalai hill village. About 200 kg of plastic waste was collected in it.
Awareness was also created about the plastic garbage for the devotees coming to the temple, the public and the shops located near the temple.