THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Pampa River Basin Authority Bill, 2009, which will lead to the constitution of an Authority for the management of activities related to the conservation of the Pampa river basin, was piloted in the Assembly on Monday.

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to form a river basin authority for smooth implementation of the Pampa Action Plan. It recommended issue of an Ordinance to the Governor for constituting the authority on an urgent basis. The Pampa River Basin Authority, as per the proposed Ordinance, will have powers to take executive decisions on implementation of various projects under the Action Plan. The Plan aims at controlling the pollution of the river.