Out of 3,000 water bodies in Chennai city, 210 have already been taken up for restoration. The work entails desilting as well as removing water hyacinth and garbage in the water bodies. Here are more details about the same.
Art exhibitions, lake festivals, safaris and citizen engagement in the commons along water bodies — Chennaiites are coming together to raise awareness about water management and conservation in different ways.
A lake that once spanned 83.89 acre is now just 33.95 acre, thanks to rampant encroachment. Added to that is the problem of dumping and contamination. Bhavani Prabhakar presents a stark look at the state of Chitlapakkam Lake today.