The Lake with the Red Soil – Sakra Lake

Raipur, capital city of Chhattisgarh, is a bustling and fast developing city, well known for its industries, temples, food, and its serene water bodies. The city receives an average rainfall of 1401 mm in a year, with July and August being the most rain-intense months. The city is also well known for its terracotta industries thanks to the red soil found in abundance.

As the city progressed towards modernization and development, it’s water bodies were left unmanaged causing them to deteriorate over time. Such is the case of the Sakra Lake, located in the outskirts of Raipur. Invasive weeds had taken over the lake, weak and damaged peripheral bunds and an uneven undulation majorly impacted the lake’s ability to store water effectively.

With administrative support from the Durg District Collector and funding support from IndusInd Bank, E.F.I took on the task of restoring the Sakra Lake!

Desilting work is now in progress to remove the excess silt deposits from the lake, in order to stabilize the bed of the lake. The excavated silt is now being used to strengthen the damaged bunds of the lake, that would help prevent flooding in the area.

We thank all the local residents and volunteers for supporting us in restoring the Sakra Lake. Stay tuned for more updates!

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

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