This is a Techno-Academic Interface Programme collaborating the Engineering colleges with the Water Resources Department(WRD) on the basis of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order. Water Resources Department from the order of the National Green Tribunal, measures to abate the pollution in the rivers of the state. WRD can utilize the information to implement innovative and effective solutions for the abatement of pollution in these rivers. MBITS is one among the 36 Engineering Colleges selected for the programme. In addition to the 21 critically polluted rivers, one more river ie. Muvattupuzha river and tributaries also were included in the list. MBITS is entrusted with the DPR preparation of Kaliyar river which is one of the major tributaries of Muvattupuzha river. Muvattupuzha river is one among the remaining 23 rivers included in the 2nd stage. Muvattupuzha river is one of the major perennial rivers in Kerala and has a length of 121 km. There are 3 major tributaries for this river which are Thodupuzha river, Kaliyar river and Kothamangalam river. Kaliyar river originates from Taragamkanam at an elevation of 1094 km coming in Kanjikuzhi Panchayat of Idukki district and flow towards West and meets Kothamangalm river at Perumattom near Muvattupuzha town and has a length of 21 km. The watershed / drainage area comes to 405 km2 which is spread over 2 districts (Idukki and Ernakulam) in 10 Grama Panchayats.
Department of Civil Engineering associated with Water Resources Department, Govt. of Kerala during November 2020- February 2021 and successfully completed the Field Studies, Water Sample Collection & Analysis in the designated stretch of Muvattupuzha, Kaliyar River in connection with the “Preparation of DPR for Abatement of Pollution & Rejuvenation of 21 Rivers in KERALA