Kapaleecharam,a Mylapore-based NGO says that the police have asked people who wish to undertake annadhanam at the arubathumoovar celebration of Sri Kapali Temple's Panguni festival will need to get police permission.
The Arubathumoovar celebration falls on Sunday.
Quoting the ACP, the NGO in a note said 'those who wish to distribute food and drink, should get the prior permission from the local police. …such distribution in and around the Mada Streets of Mylapore without prior permission is prohibited.
The note said that people carrying food items for distribution without prior permission, will not be allowed to enter the Mada Streets that day.
Those who wish to perform annadhanam may do so in areas outside Mada Streets with proper arrangements for waste collection and disposal.
The NGO is making an effort to ensure food is not wasted and wastage does not dirty the mada streets.