Knowledge and attitude of residents regarding re-establishment and cleaning up of Anantha Victoria Marthandavarman Canal: A descriptive study
Delisha AS, Infant Denolsia S, Fr. F Sebastian MA and Dr. Sheeba Chellappan
Introduction: Anantha Victoria Marthandavarman Canal is popularly known as AVM Canal. It was running from Kochi in Kerala to Mondaikadu in Tamil Nadu. Now the AVM channel is polluted completely with waste. People have made their own fate in bringing up the terrible diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue fever. The present study aimed at assessing the knowledge and attitude regarding re-establishment of AVM channel for water navigation among residents of selected villages.
Methods: Descriptive research design was adopted. Data was collected from 50 samples using purposive sampling. The researchers interviewed each sample with a structured questionnaire.
Results: About 50% of them had good knowledge regarding water pollution and its hazards. All the participants (100%) were willing to clean up the polluted channel and 74% were willing to re-establish the channel for boating.
Conclusion: The attitude of residents towards cleaning and re-establishing the channel for water navigation is highly favorable. So it is the responsibility of the government and the NGOs to join hand with public to clean and re-establish the channel for water navigation.
Delisha AS, Infant Denolsia S, Fr. F Sebastian MA, Dr. Sheeba Chellappan. Knowledge and attitude of residents regarding re-establishment and cleaning up of Anantha Victoria Marthandavarman Canal: A descriptive study. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2020;2(1):13-16.