The Nunna Region’s Water Story – Dharma Cheruvu

The Nunna neighborhood is known as the paddy bastion of Vijayawada. With several lakes/pond that are in use over centuries, there is an intricate water management in this erstwhile agrarian belt. However, rapid urbanisation and changing population over the last two decades has had an impact on the upkeep/maintenance of these connected water bodies.

The Dharma Cheruvu is a mid-sized urban lake that is in the central point amidst these system tanks. With garbage dumping, invasive plants and shallow water holding area, the lake was fast losing its water holding characteristics.

With administrative support from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and funding support from the Hinduja Foundation, under the Jal Jeevan program, E.F.I had taken on the restoration of the Dharma Cheruvu. Take a look below to witness all that had happened during the restoration!

We thank all our volunteers and local residents who strengthened our efforts in restoring the Dharma Cheruvu!

Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I, Jai Hind!

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