Lake Restoration Project
Objectives of the lake restoration project
- Sensitize the community about the need for natural resource conservation and
management to sustain lives and livelihood.
- Equip the community by engaging them in field based activities such as
workshops, training and restoration initiatives.
- Carry out benchmark studies and survey to evaluate the quality of lake
and its ecosystem
- Improve aesthetics of the lake by creating walkways, fixing benches,
gazebos, eco-sanitation and other appropriate structures and basic facilities.
- Increase the green cover in and around the lake to bring about positive
changes in biodiversity and to maintain the ecological balance.
- Enrich and develop wetlands to strengthen the lake ecosystem to support
- Improve water-holding capacity of the lake by strengthening the catchment
area, de-silting the lake-bed and enhance groundwater recharge.
- Documentation and cataloging of various components and activities of lake
development for future references.
Percolation pits- acts as silt traps .
Activities under the lake restoration project
- Carry out benchmark studies and survey to evaluate the quality of lake and
- De-silting, widening and dredging of three major rainwater inlet channels
to increase the rainwater inflow into the water-body and thereby enhance the
accumulation & collection of freshwater in the lake.
- Creating rainwater retention ponds and percolation-pits at the mouth of
the freshwater feeder drains to increase the water-holding capacity of the
lake and enhance the groundwater table.
- Re-establishing the lake bio-regions with selected plant species to
retain excess / surplus rainwater and strengthen the functioning of the
lake. Setting up of Lake management committee and training them to take
over the lake post our exit.
- Setting up of Lake Management Committee and training them to take over
the lake restoration activities after exit by Eco-Watch & Shell.
Preliminary studies carried out by Eco-Watch:
Tree planting along the lake boundary
Maintenance and monitoring
The lake management committee meeting