11 Feb The holy Padmatheertham pond
The holy Padmatheertham pond, in front of The Lord Padmanabha temple , Trivandrum in the past week had been in the news. The TBGRI offered planting trees around the available perimeter to provide shade for the paraders by. Dr. Babu offered a project to pump new water from the Killi Ar. All suggestions went
To the temple administration to ponder over it. There was a suggestion to grow carp a voracious weed eating fish to save the water.
But no one seemed to suggest aerating the waters, a world class technology that was used in cleaning the water of Rhine river-the sewer of Europe.
Pumping in oxygen is still better as it adds the DO in water which is an essential driver of trophication that enables less and less phytoplankton bloom and hence cleaner and better waters.
Ideally, two large water fountains placed in the pond to created very tall plume of water will add more air and oxygen to the water. It will become one of the memorable sites the visitors might carry home.