MECHANISATION OF SANITATION SOON-HEALTH OFFICER
Tirumala, 5 October 2016: The TTD has taken up mechanization of its sanitation and garbage clearance services to provide a clean,healthy and devotee friendly ambience in Tirumala, said TTD Health Officer Dr Sermista.
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Speaking to reporters at the Media centre, Dr S Sermista, the health officer of TTD said that during the Bramotsavams the TTD taken up all measures to beautify and enhance the clean and green environment of Tirumala and show case Tirumala as a role model pilgrim center. In addition to the services of its 2500 permanent staff, 700 outsourced workers have also been deployed for sake of the Brahmotsavam.
POTU AND MTVAC CLEANED WITH VACCUM CLEANERS AND SCRUBBERS
She said daily the TTD food lab located beside the Go Shala in Tirumala tested drinking water served to devotees as Jala Prasadams from 30 locations daily. Even the Potu inside the Srivari temple, the mega kitchen at the Anna Prasadam and also the massive Vaikuntam Queue complex is cleaned with vacuum cleaners and mechanized scrubbers twice a month.
PM’s COMPLIMENT ENHANCES OUR SPIRIT
“Tirumala is now adjudged as one of the cleanest pilgrims centers and even the honourable Prime Minister Narender Modiji has paid accolades to Tirumala for its clean and green environs which has spruced up our spirit and at the same time has increased responsibility on our shoulders”, she added.
RANDOM CHECKING OF FOOD SAMPLES
She said random checking of food items is taken up in all eateries of Tirumala and stringent action is taken against all those found serving adulterated food and using contaminated raw materials. “We have been imposing heavy penalties which is termed as Srivari Kanuka and sent to Hundi ranging from Rs.10,000 to Rs.50,000 and some times also initiated closure proceedings against a few who were repeatedly doing the mistakes’ she said.
SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR G-DAY
The Health Officer said for Garuda seva day four lakh water packets and two lakh butter milk packets are kept ready for distribution by the srivari sevaks and TTD staff in the galleries of Mada Streets.’ Five more permanent toilets in addition to the existing five toilets cum bath rooms were being built for the benefit of the devotees who sit in the Galleries for long hours ‘ she said.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI