Saving Lakes in the Halwa Town – Pettai Lake

Well known for their Halwa (a South Indian sweet), Tirunelveli is a fast-growing city in South India. This cultural city apart from all the sweetness and centuries-old temples has several water bodies that adorn it. Idealized by our ancestors, the water bodies of the region are interconnected, forming an intricate water system.

Over the years, owing to no proper maintenance and sheer negligence, a majority of the water bodies in the town began to lose their lives. The Pettai Lake was one among them. The lake was heavily infested with water hyacinth, covering the entire water surface, solid waste was dumped along the periphery of the lake, and the bunds were damaged at several portions. The lake was in a dire need of a restoration with a holistic approach.

With administrative support from the Government of Tamil Nadu, funding support from the IndusInd Bank, part of the Hinduja Foundation under the Jal Jeevan initiative, E.F.I had taken on the task of restoring the lake. Take a look at all that happened during this restoration!

Check out what the community had to say about this restoration!

We thank our volunteers, and local residents for strengthening our efforts!

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

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