Restoring a Peri-Urban Water Body – Morai Lake

The Morai village, a peri-urban region in the Tiruvallur district, is blessed with several water bodies in and around its region. The presence of the Krishna canal, to the countless lakes and ponds has made the region an agriculture-rich land. The Morai Lake is one one among these water bodies.

A large lake that provides water for the farmers and a habitat for the local flora and fauna, the lake was considered a water hero! Over the years, owing to no maintenance and sheer negligence, the lake began to deteriorate drastically. Invasive weeds such as Prosopis juliflora, Ipomoea carnea and thorny shrubs were found at large in the lake, excess siltation across the lake bed were few of the major problems that affected the lake.

In a collaborative conservation effort between the Tamil Nadu government, Hinduja Leyland Finance, part of the Hinduja Foundation under the Jal Jeevan initiative and E.F.I, the Morai Lake was taken up for restoration. Take a look at all that happened during this restoration!

We thank the local residents and volunteers who helped in restoring the Morai Lake.

Volunteer for India and her Environment with E.F.I

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