Pollution due to local bodies on the banks
All sewage canals leading to the river has to be closed. Direct waste dumping into the river should be stopped with the help of instruction boards and awareness programmers. No farming inside the river and on close bank areas should be allowed. Incoming sources of fertilizers and pesticides into the river should be pre vented. No slaughter house and market place on the river bank should be permitted. Brick choolas and brick making on the river banks must be prohibited.
Pollution due to industrial installations
All unauthorized effluent outlets into the river should be closed. Untreated ad partially treated effluent should be allowed to either into the river basin. All authorized out lets from the factories into the river should be marked. Close the factories without appropriate and functional treatment plants. No wastewater discharge from the factories should be allowed into the river Dumping of any solid waste into the river from industries should be prohibited.
Prevention of Salinity incursion
Scientifically operated regulator cum bund should be constructed above the industrial area to prevent saline water incursion during summer months.
Other Action Plan Programmes
Establish pollution monitoring centers at the industrial area, upstream and downstream.
Analytical lab and a monitoring center should be maintained at the industrial area.
Establish a river protection force
Planting of trees and riverine plants on the banks for the bank protection
Sand mining should be controlled
Grow indigenous fish species in the river
Establish bathing ghats in the river
Conduct public awareness programs
River management fund should be used for the protection of the river.
Establish sewage treatment plant to local bodies
Establish toilet facilities with septic tanks on the river banks
Construction of check dams and dams in the river should be prohibited
Establish a river authority and a river board for Periyar.