A large-scale cleanliness drive of Amala Bharatam was launched at Coimbatore on Saturday, 30th October, 2010.
Nearly 700 students and staff of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham engaged themselves in the cleaning of various public premises at various locations like:
• Ukkadam Bus stand and surrounding area
• Kuniamuthur town and surrounding area
• Ettimadai Pirivu to K.K.Chavadi
Volunteers belong to students and staff of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Ettimadai Campus from School of Engineering, Business, School of Communication, Master of Social work, staff of Estate office and representatives from Ashram.
The volunteers cleaned Ukkadam bus stand and toilets were water washed, cleaned the stains on the walls caused by spitting betel nuts and pan parags.
Places / distances covered / no of students /waste collected
Ukkadam bus stand / 0.5 sq km /400 / 4 truck /
Kuniamuthur/ 4 k m / 300 / 5 truck /
Ettimadai / 2 km / 200 / 4 truck /
K K Chavadi / 2 km / 200 / 4 truck /
Each truckload is around 8 – 10 tons of waste – both recyclable and non – recyclable
Around 10 – 15 percent of the waste is recyclable. Most of the waste is bio-degradable waste
Disposal of waste: The wastes were disposed at the recycle centre near Ukkadam.
Some of the waste were collected by the staff of municipality from the cleaning site .
In places like Ettimadai and K K chavadi it was buried in places identified for it with the help of local administration.