The Vazhamarathukuttai is a 6-acre large lake that is situated adjacent to the Great Salt Lake in Southern Chennai. The Vazhamarathukuttai plays an important role as a habitat for local flora and fauna, and in improving the groundwater recharge of the region.
The lake, however, owing to no proper maintenance over the years and sheer neglect was found to have a rampant growth of invasive weeds such as Prosopis juliflora, Ipomoea carnea, and overgrown thorny shrubs. The structural integrity of the lake was rapidly diminishing as it had no proper shape and deformed bunds in its boundaries.
E.F.I in collaboration with the Government of Tamil Nadu and Aspire Systems had taken on the task of reviving the Kuttai back to its natural glory! Take a look at all that happened during its restoration!